Elder Dallin H. Oaks was the first speaker of the Saturday afternoon session.
He quoted President Monson saying, “love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love.”
Elder Oaks said members of the church should live in the world but not be of the world.
He said even though we live among others who do not share our beliefs, we must resist the spirit of contention.
“Even those who keep the commandments must not stir the hearts of men to contend with anger,” Elder Oaks said. “The father of contention is the devil; the Savior is the prince of peace.”
He said even as we seek to be meek, we must stand for what we know to be true.
“We must not surrender our positions or our values,” Elder Oaks said.
Elder Oaks also spoke about how we need to love one another.
“The commandment to love one another surely includes love and respect across religious lines and also across racial, cultural or economic lines,” he said.
Elder Oaks concluded his talk by speaking again of the Saviors commandment to love one another unconditionally.
“As difficult as it is to live in the turmoil around us, our Savior’s command to love on another as He loves us is probably our greatest challenge,” Elder Oaks said. “I pray that we may understand this and seek to live it in all of our relationships and activities, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”