Today’s Reading: Moroni 7: 37-48
I love Moroni’s writings about charity in these verses. Charity has been a long-time favorite topic of mine to study, and one that has a special meaning to me. When I was 13 (almost 14) years old, my mom gave birth to my little half-sister. I had been an only child up to this point, and I was so excited to finally have a sibling! They named her Charity, and with her birth, I truly began to experience what charity really was. She was the first person I ever loved wholly, without reservation. She invoked in me her namesake, and for that I will be forever grateful.
To have charity is to love as Christ did, and does. It is to personify Him in all we do. It is to serve with no hesitation, it is to love with no conditions. It is to rejoice as others rejoice, and to weep when they weep.
48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure.
My prayer today is that we can all work to develop this Christlike love, that we can pray and work on having charity like the Savior does, so that we can indeed “become the sons [and daughters] of God” so that “we shall be like Him” when He comes. Because there is nothing more that I want for me, and for you, than to “be purified even as He is pure”, and to dwell with Him again.
Amen, and amen.