Charity that impels us to be sympathetic of others’ weaknesses

When we are filled with charity, we understand that the behavior of others is most often motivated by their desires to do good, even when that is not the reality of their actions. President Thomas S. Monson articulates it well: “I have in mind the charity that impels us to be sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful, not only in times of sickness and affliction and distress but also in times of weakness or error on the part of others.”  When we give a charitable response to someone, rather than an accusatory or defensive one, we inspire and motivate others to open their hearts, and try harder to make things right.  True charity in our everyday encounters with one another leads to everyday miracles.

The Beginning of Better Days by Shari L. Dew and Virginia H. Pearce

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