Charity is a giving heart, a generous way of viewing others and caring for their needs. Unless we are charitable, no matter how much excellence we acquire, it is without purpose. Charity springs from compassion for the suffering of others, even those we don’t know. Charity moves us, and we respond to their needs, giving help and kindness. We make a genuine difference in their lives. When we are charitable, we don’t judge others. We give them the benefit of the doubt. Charity is caring made manifest. It begins with those closest to us and includes ourselves. Charity creates a circle of love.
In Family Life
The virtue of charity within a family manifests as a profound and selfless love that transcends the boundaries of blood and kinship. It is demonstrated through acts of kindness, compassion, and generosity, where family members prioritize each other’s well-being. It’s seen in the willingness to lend a listening ear during times of hardship, offering a helping hand without expecting anything in return, and fostering an environment of understanding and forgiveness.
In a charitable family, love is not just a sentiment but a tangible force that binds them together, enabling them to weather life’s challenges with unwavering support and a shared sense of purpose, making their bonds unbreakable and their home a sanctuary of warmth and empathy.
“And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
— 1 Corinthians 13: 4 Holy Bible
The Practice of Charity
- I feel compassion for the suffering of others.
- I share what I love.
- I give generously.
- I withhold judgments.
- I give others room for mistakes.
- When I see need, I take action to help.