- By Elder Thatcher

A Thematic Blog - -By Elder Thatcher
"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Macro-love with Micro-manifestations

I think too often, we think of charity as this grand thing that is only put into action by large-scale demonstrations.  We seem to place simple love out of our own reach.  But, as Neal A. Maxwell said, even God's love is "macro-love with micro-manifestations!" 
None of us has true charity as Jesus Christ did, and I don't think we will any time soon.  But that doesn't absolve us from the duty, and from the privilege of putting our "widow's mite" in the coffer.  A smile?  A handshake?  Giving the benefit of the doubt?
Maybe we're don't have perfect love.  But He does.  I know He's more than willing to give it to us if we agree to pass it along.

Can't we just be a little...kind?

In others' words...
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion."  -Dalai Lama

The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
-William Wordsworth

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." 

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