Sunday, February 13, 2011

Choosing Charity: That Good Part

“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 quiet. 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.”   _ Elder Marvin J. Ashton

Choosing Charity: That Good Part by Bonnie D. Parkin


The Tanners said...

I love this quote from Elder Ashton. If only we could all live by his counsel. I had the priviledge of meeting and spending time with Elder Ashton on more than one occasion. We would be wise to follow his words.

Laura Lynn said...

I love this quote on charity. My mom always taught us almost the same thing about it. She said that people always think it's about giving something - donations, or service or something like that.

It is that too but also encompasses our ability to drop our pride in situations and let things roll off our back and give people the benefit of the doubt a little more.

Thanks for the reminder!

Dmarie said...

great quote and love the pic too!