Whenever you and I witness and experience in a human being impressive loving-kindness, we marvel—and we should marvel. But such highly developed loving-kindness is still not closely comparable to Jesus’ loving-kindness. So it is with each of His qualities about which I have spoken…When we are fortunate enough to experience the stirring samples of likeness, these are real and wonderful experiences, but they are not yet fullness. They are not the fullness found in Jesus. Even so, He of fullness clearly and kindly beckons us to develop that greater likeness in our lives which precedes fullness. It is that likeness that will give us the light in our lives so that we might, as Paul says, shine as lights in the world. These are the attributes that convey us to the added authority of example. And as we emulate Him, by developing likeness in these attributes, He will bless and magnify us for His purposes.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell, BYU Devotional March 31, 1991