June 26, 2017
And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easilyprovoked, 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.
This week a thought came to me: if there is one thing that I really want to learn on the mission, it is to have Charity! The scriptures plainly state that without it, we are nothing! Wow. So I decided to study and work on one characteristic of charity every week. This week was long-suffering. I sure learned a lot of interesting things! Another word often used in the place of long-suffering is forbearing, which means patience and forgiveness. To be long-suffering also means that we have a vision of the Lord´s work for the salvation of His children, and work for it also. If those around us do not accept the gospel, we do not get discouraged, we do not give up. The Savior is our perfect example. I remembered him on the cross when He said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." He said this in the act of making possible our salvation.