By: Don Bowman, Moroni Channel
But charity extends itself much more widely than to the poor and indigent, for charity consist in doing what is right in every work and duty in every office. If a judge does justice for the sake of justice he exercises charity. If he punishes the guilty, so that they don’t later harm, or injure the innocent, or as he absolves the innocent, he exercises charity, for thus he consults the welfare of his fellow citizens, and of his country. The teachers, or church leaders who teaches truth, and leads to good, for the sake of truth, and good exercises charity. Going to church is an exercise of charity, and being reverent, so others can feel the spirit is an exercise of charity. Being honest in your business affairs and treating employees, or other workers fairly is an exercise of charity. Speaking kind words to another, or even, not to be offended so easily, is an exercise of charity. But he who does such things for the sake of self, or for the world (for profit, greed, fame, and power) does not exercise charity because he does not love the neighbor but he loves himself, or the own of man. It is one’s intent, or motive, hidden within the inner man, that brings spiritual life or death, to the heart of man, therefore then bringing forth the works of charity, or not, in the outer or natural man. The life of faith is charity, or good works, no matter what use one is performing, if it is of pure intent, or rightful motives.
Cor 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Cor 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope,charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.