Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 77: July 8, 1915
With all these talents to its credit, charity can, I think, be classed above all things which we should seek for, with the possible exception of love. But love and charity are so inseparably united that they are almost one and the same thing. It is an impossibility to have charity without love, or love without charity. Where one is the other is always to be found, and if we have charity from which the love has evaporated, it is not charity; but mock charity. Above all things, says Peter, have fervent charity among yourselves, and Paul's testimony - above all things put on charity - is just as strong. The reason for these statements is, that if you put on charity, ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of your Lord Jesus Christ; you will not need to worry about sins, for charity shall cover the multitude of sins, and your doubts will vanish because charity is the bond of perfectness, and the end of commandment out of a pure heart.
Charity, then, is the one thing which we must all possess. We must coax it, cajole it, pamper it; anything to get it. And when we do get it, make it the central rallying point for thought; speak it and act it, that you may become sound in it; let ﬂee all youth ful lusts and follow charity, and then you may call on the Lord out of a pure heart, and join with Paul in saying, We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.
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