By: Don Bowman, Moroni Channel
It is not so much, what one does, or says that counts, but it is why, one does or says it. Acts of charity, kindness, and benevolence can appear to be charitable on the outside, but on the inside, are as a beautiful piece of fruit, that when one opens it, it is spoiled rotten. People, as we know, do things for profit, and greed, for reputation and honors of men, for power and fame, all appearing charitable on the outside, but yet, their insides appear dismal, dark, and being sometimes even deceitful. They benefit, even with all that mankind, with giving to the poor, and needy, benefiting society. They can even protect society, from enemies and foes, and serve many other useful purposes, yet, on the inside of that man, lives a heart, that is not soft, neither full of light, growing not towards God, and is both harden, scarred, and spiritually dying. Unless one is endowing, with a genuine motive, for the sake of others, and not for self, their appearance of charity, will vanish away as the dews of morning, and become as a tinkling cymbal.
1Cor 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.