Saturday, 19 February 2011


I read this excerpt from the book "Preach My Gospel" last night, and it really inspired me. This seems to be the most succinct description of this Christlike attribute I have ever read, helping me understand what it is I am striving toward.

"Charity is a gift from God. The prophet Mormon said that we should "pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that [we] may be filled with this love." As you follow this counsel and strive to do righteous works, your love for all people will increase, especially those among whom you labor. You will come to feel a sincere concern for the eternal welfare and happiness of other people. You will see them as children of God...You will avoid negative feelings such as anger, envy, lust, or covetousness. You will avoid judging others, criticizing them, or saying negative things about them. You will try to understand them and their points of view. You will be patient with them and try to help them when they are struggling or discouraged. Charity, like faith, leads to action. You will develop charity as you look for opportunities to serve others and give of yourself."

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