How do we become people who other people need? The Lord has made us this way. He has given each of us the responsibility to serve and care for others.
Sometimes you may feel alone when you are reaching out to others, but with Christ you are never alone.
These are some wonderful quotes from men of God that I found as I studied this past week. I hope you enjoy them and ponder on them as much as I have:
“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.” –Dallin H Oaks
“I am aware that life presents many challenges, but with the help of the Lord, we need not fear. If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong.” –Howard W Hunter
“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quite. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.” –Marvin J. Ashton
“We have to work together to make a family succeed. But it’s not something we can do by assignment. It’s a matter of the heart. Children and parents have to have in their hearts a desire to make each other happy.” –D. Lee Tobler
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Our Heavenly Father puts us in the places where we need to be when we need to be there.
The prophet, President Thomas S Monson, has said:
“Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down. It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are. It is looking beyond physical appearances to attributes that will not dim through time. It is resisting the impulse to categorize others.”
What does this teach us about charity? What does this teach about how we personally are cleaving unto charity? Are there some of the things in the prophet’s description of charity that we have left to work on?
This truly is the Spirit of Christ: