Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spiritual Thought: Charity is the Pure Love of Christ

During this Valentine's season, take a moment to think about what Love really is. It is more than paper hearts (though they are nice too!) To me, Love and Charity are the same thing. I hope you enjoy this thought about Charity and have a great next few days.

"Charity is “the pure love of Christ,” or “everlasting love” (Moroni 7:47; 8:17). The prophet Mormon taught: “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” (Moroni 7:45; see also 1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

Jesus Christ is the perfect example of charity. In His mortal ministry, He always “went about doing good,” teaching the gospel and showing tender compassion for the poor, afflicted, and distressed (see Matthew 4:23; Mark 6:6; Acts 10:38). His crowning expression of charity was His infinite Atonement. He said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). This was the greatest act of long-suffering, kindness, and selflessness that we will ever know.

The Savior wants all people to receive His love and to share it with others. He declared to His disciples: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34-35). In relationships with family members and others, followers of Christ look to the Savior as their example and strive to love as He loves, with unfailing compassion, patience, and mercy. "

Thought from study topic of "Charity."


  1. Thank you for your good message! I was wondering if we could have a post on here about who you are, and get to know a bit more about the members on our Etsy Team - maybe even interview style. I've seen our shops, but would like to know more about the women we work with and tips they have, or their best advice. I guess that's because I'm new at this, but maybe others who are new would like it too?

  2. even those of us who are not new would like that! sort of a help eachother stay positive about our art, and about ourselves too. it's good to share the Joy of creation.