Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I've been accused several times of not being nice. Which if you knew me you would know I am but I see the world in a skewed fashion. However, I just saw a quote that made me really think. What do YOU think?

'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 anothers weakness, and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.

Charity is expecting the best of each other.'
--------------Marvin J. Ashton

I guess by this definition then to others who are looking at me they would view me as uncharitable. But are they being uncharitable to me? Makes you think.


  1. People are often liberal with their judgment but miserly with their own honest self-reflection. When we accuse others of not being charitable we aren't being the same with them. In my humble opinion.

  2. Kara clearly has her own way about her, which can be a blessing and curse ;-) However, as the direct recipient of the best and worst she can dish out, let me tell you all now that there is no one who has been nicer to me in thick and thin, who's ALWAYS supported and encouraged my every whim and dream, who's ALWAYS believed in me, who's perfectly faithful and trustworthy, and on and on and on. All of that is fully what I consider "NICE". And according to the Ashton quote above Kara is not only nice she is truly charitable. I am one lucky man. Amen!