On a different thread titled “Is Religious Freedom a Bad Thing?” I had asked a question that went unanswered so I decided to start a new thread to see if anyone could help me understand this better. My question was: How did the Word of God, Jesus Christ, teach us about charity through His words and actions?
I looked up the word Charity and found it to be the following:
- benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity; 2) generosity and helpfulness esp. toward the needy or suffering; also; aid given to those in need; 3) public provisions for the relief of the needy. 4) a gift for public benevolent purposes; 5) lenient judgment of others.
So understanding the definition of “charity” leads me to my next question:
WHAT IS LOVE OF HUMANITY and how did Jesus Christ teach us about God‘s love of humanity through His words or actions?
It is my understanding that the way Jesus Christ taught us to love one another is by the example He set for us through His actions and Words. My understanding is that He has UNCONDITIONAL and ALL encompassing Love for ALL Humanity. No matter how much HUMANITY chooses sin and tries to justify itself about it He still loves us UNCONDITIONALY. It is my understanding that we are taught to imitate HIM. How do we do this? By following HIS example, following in HIS footsteps and by choosing the same path that HE chose even if it means DEATH!
Pure and simple.
After reading several posts on the thread “Is religious Freedom a Bad Thing?” it made me start to think that maybe I had missed something. Granted my knowledge and education is limited but I really do believe that we are suppose to base our words and actions on the example of Whom we profess to follow for our salvation.
If I have missed something or if anyone has a deeper understanding of what I have stated please share your thoughts to help me to understand God’s Love of Humanity better.
Always praying and pondering