Half my week was spent in Sendai, the other half was spent in Misawa! I got to reunite with my whole MTC district for the first time since getting to Japan in March, that was awesome! I got my bean, Elder Bruce. Cool kid, loves the OKC Thunder.
Church was awesome as always and we're having a good time today. Played some racquetball and some basketball for the first time in almost 2 months. Fun stuff.
Here is an excerpt from a conference talk by Marvin J Ashton in 1992. It talks about charity and what it really means/is. Give it a read-
Charity is, perhaps, in many ways a misunderstood word. We often equate charity with visiting the sick, taking in casseroles to those in need, or sharing our excess with those who are less fortunate. But really, true charity is much, much more.
Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. It makes the thought of being a basher repulsive.
Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.
Short and sweet this week. Here's some pictures!
Have a good one and love one another!