Tag Archives: Charity

After All We Can Do…

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Christ is there to help us and we are saved by Him, by His grace, after all we can do. That implies action on our part. It is important for us to act and to also believe in Christ that He can save us. I love this scripture from the Book of Mormon from 2 Nephi 25:23, which states:

“We labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.”

How wonderful!  We are saved after all we can do.  We do our part and the Lord makes up the rest.  He is there for us.  He will make up our shortcomings.  I love Him so very much.  I have felt Him make up my shortcomings and my weaknesses as I do all that I can to make them better myself.  But I know I could never do it without Him.

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Becoming

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.

Some Wonderful Quotes

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

Lightening Other’s burdens

Our Heavenly Father puts us in the places where we need to be when we need to be there.

Strengthening those around you…

How are you strengthened?  What helps to make you more than you are?  How do you help strengthen those around you?  Is it by your example?  Is it by the way you speak about others?  We can each do better.  We can each strive to strengthen and build up those around us.

A lesson of Charity

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

This truly is the Spirit of Christ: