Friday, March 7, 2008

I need your feedback...

Hey guys,

I'm working on a talk for church on Sunday on "Charity Never Faileth"
Just a few questions...
Ben said he always thinks of women when he thinks of charity. Is that the same for everyone else? Why?
I once had a bishop tell me that women are in nature charitable. He said guys learned charity on their missions. Do you think so?
What do you think of when you think of charity?
Any other thoughts?


Becca said...

I agree with your bishop, that women are naturally more charitable than men. Otherwise, God's plan to have women raise and nurture the children would never work. But I also think part of it is a learned behavior. Most of us grew up watching our Moms taking casseroles to women who just had a baby, watching a neighbor's kids as a favor, listening to a friend who needed someone to talk to, and doing kind things for us, her own children. I'm not saying that our Dads weren't charitable too, but I'll bet in most cases those acts of charity weren't as visible to their children. So we learned as we grew that service and charity is part of who a woman is.

Jamie said...

For me, the RS motto is the link between women and charity. This is my favorite quote about charity

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.

Marvin J. Ashton, Ensign, May 1992

We are out of town so I'll miss your talk tomorrow. Good luck!!

Suzy & Ben said...

jamie - that's the talk I'm using tomorrow. So funny! Too bad you won't be there...

Have fun,