Charity Suffereth Long, and Is Kind – Moroni 7:45

45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

How can you tell if you have charity in your heart? In the passage above, Mormon gives us a list of characteristics of a person with charity. His list is very similar (although not identical) to the list given by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
I see this as a list of examples of the kind of behavior we would expect from a person who has charity. They are kind even when they are suffering. They don’t promote themselves at the expense of other people. They don’t become angry easily. They think the best of the people around them, and gravitate to facts, not gossip.
Today, I will seek to be a more charitable person. When I am tempted to become angry or impatient, I will strive to exemplify the ideal described by Mormon above.

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