When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Pure Love of Charity

"Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life."  

A young couple, Lisa and John, moved into a new neighborhood. One morning while they were eating breakfast, Lisa looked out the window and watched her next-door neighbor hanging out her wash.

“That laundry’s not clean!” Lisa exclaimed. “Our neighbor doesn’t know how to get clothes clean!”
John looked on but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, Lisa would make the same comments.
A few weeks later Lisa was surprised to glance out her window and see a nice, clean wash hanging in her neighbor’s yard. She said to her husband, “Look, John—she’s finally learned how to wash correctly! I wonder how she did it.”
John replied, “Well, dear, I have the answer for you. You’ll be interested to know that I got up early this morning and washed our windows!”
From President Thomas S. Monson "Charity Never Faileth".  General Conference October 2010


  1. I really got a kick out of that one!

    PS YOU have a great collection here! ;D

  2. This was one of my favorite stories by Pres. Monson. Yes, indeed we need to just love one another and have charity for all.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn

  3. Thank you so much, all of you. this was part of my lesson on Sunday. I loved teaching a lesson on Charity. There are not many things that mean more to me.

  4. This was a great story and one I will keep in mind to remind myself to be more charitable and I will pass this story onto my children. :) Thanks for sharing on NOBH! :)