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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Charity

On Sunday I attended a class discussion about charity. I learned a couple of really important things: charity is a gift. We know that, but I think that sometimes we believe (at least, I do) that we can develop charity just by practicing it. But it is truly a gift - a gift bestowed on us even though we are undeserving. I think often we think that having charity is a gift we give to others ... But in reality, even though charity on our part helps others, charity is something that heals us, protects us, purifies us. A very wise comment was made and it went something like this: there are people in this world that are just plain mean. Honestly mean. When we are treated poorly by a person like that, but are able to bind our tongues and even feel peace in our hearts, that is a gift from a loving Heavenly Father - a gift that can be bestowed by our asking for it in prayer.


This was great food for thought for me.

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7 comments:

  1. What a lovely post!! I could not agree more, how can one expect to be helped when they are down if they don't help others all the time?!

    BTW I always ment to ask you, I noticed you write with your IPad and I have really wanted to get one, any reviews?
    Thanks!! xo

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  2. Great post Denalee. there a couple of hyms we sing at church about charity and they alwasy bring tears to my eyes

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  3. charity...a good thing...a VALUABLE thing to learn.

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  4. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing! I was just thinking last night how I need to be more charitable and why they heck am I so stingy all the time. This needs to change, stat!

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  5. Most definitely great food for thought!

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  6. What a great thought. I believe this to be true.

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  7. I love this post! For Lent, rather than giving up something typical like chocolate, I decided that I would donate to every request that came my way. It's made me so much more aware! Shopping at Whole Foods, and with the disasters in Japan, there's been a lot of requests, but it's such a 'win-win' experience :)

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