February 10, 2009

Charity of Christ

The Earthquake by James Tissot
In a class we were discussing charity and how it is the true love of Christ. As I was thinking of Christ's last days, I realized how much he did for others while he was in pain and agony. He gave comfort to his disciples who were fearful. He healed the soldier's ear that had been cut off by Peter. He sought to give comfort to the woman as he carried his own cross. He told the thief hanging with him that the man would be in heaven. He asked John to care for his mother. The only time in this entire period in which he cared for himself was when the scriptures say that he complained of thirst. This is true charity. To care for all others before self, no matter what may be happening to you. This is what Christ taught. This is what Christ lived.

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