Come, Follow Me: 1-3 John; Jude

Megan Rieker, “Mother, Tell Me”

In our Come, Follow Me reading for the week, John describes how God dwells in us when we love one another. In this context, he was encouraging saints from different backgrounds to come together in Christ. The Nephites were taught the same thing by Jesus in the Americas when he invited them to have “all things common among them, every man dealing justly, one with another” (3 Nephi 26:19).

We see the fruits of this in the book of 4 Nephi where the Nephites and Lamnites live together in peace, with no contentions, no rich or poor, and all being partakers of divine gifts (see 4 Nephi 1:2-3). Megan Rieker’s “Mother, Tell Me” depicts a scene from this era of peace in which a mother teaches her young child about Christ and his teachings to her people. Perhaps she is recounting her or a family member’s experience with the Savior. How do we exemplify our belief that God can be with us as we love one another? How do we “[abide] in the light” (1 John 2:10) in order to see each other how God sees us?

-Lucy Lacanienta, Research Assistant