I had a super good time in church yesterday. Super good. I think it’s probably because in all of my church meetings we discussed a common theme: Charity. And that’s possibly my favorite topic of all. In 1 Corinthians 13:13 it reads:
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
That’s quite the statement to make–the greatest of faith, hope and charity is charity? Don’t we need faith to be saved? And hope to endure to the end? What about them?
I agree with this scripture though–while we absolutely need all three, Charity is the greatest. In the bible dictionary of my scripture set the definition of Charity reads:
The highest, noblest, strongest kind of love, not merely affection; the pure love of Christ. It is never used to denote alms or deeds of benevolence, although it may be a prompting motive.
That’s enlightening to me. Charity is often used in a worldly sense to denote acts of service for the less fortunate. But that’s not charity at all–service without charity “profiteth me nothing.” Charity is the feeling of love, the pure Christlike love. In short, it’s looking at others the way Jesus looks at them. And when I’ve done that in my life, I’ve discovered I’m infinitely happier. So that’s y motivation for this week–to look at others through His eyes and treat them as such. Through His eyes, the world becomes beautiful. Those who might otherwise have dragged down my mood suddenly become precious to me and trials become valuable lessons. This week I’m going to try and view the world as He does and find a way to act on Charity.
Thanks for reading,