Monday, August 25, 2008

Becoming Charitable

One of the things that I find most interesting about becoming-characteristics is that you cannot "do" them you must "become" them. You cannot do charity, you must become charitable. You can do service but that is only a small part in becoming charitable. In Moroni 7 it defines charity and it's importance. This will be one of many posts on becoming charitable.

Moroni 7:45-48

45 And
charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.

48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.

President Monson - The Good Samaritan

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