Remember that MormonAd with the hands full of tar that said something about how we shouldn't pass along gossip?
That's what I thought of when I heard President Monson's talk about charity at the Relief Society General Meeting. I feel like it was an answer to my prayers about a ward full of busy chatter. I really feel like the Lord heard my prayers and answered them through a prophet. Thank you.
"Tonight, however, I have in mind the charity that manifests itself when we are tolerant of others and lenient toward their actions, the kind of charity that forgives, the kind of charity that is patient.
I have in mind the charity that impels us to be sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful, not only in times of sickness and affliction and distress but also in times of weakness or error on the part of others.
There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to those who are afflicted. True charity is love in action. The need for charity is everywhere.
Needed is the charity which refuses to find satisfaction in hearing or in repeating the reports of misfortunes that come to others, unless by so doing, the unfortunate one may be benefited."