Monday, December 5, 2016

D&C 88:125 -- On Cloaks of Love

"And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace."
Doctrine and Covenants 88:125

I love this idea about wearing charity/love.  One thing it makes me think of is the thought that goes into choosing what to wear. It isn't always a lot compared to others, but we definitely think about it on some level, at least so that we don't leave without pants or shoes, and we usually consider the weather so we don't get too cold or overheated.  Even if we only put that much thought into love each day, we'd probably become better people and make the world better.

I also like the idea in a different way, considering God's love for us. If we think about that each day, and remember to carry it with us... to wear it so that it never leaves us, then our days will be better, and we'll likely feel more comfort and wholeness overall.

Along with feeling God's love, our cloak of charity/mantle of love can be something that we bring with us to share with others.  Having his love all around us helps us to feel comfortable and willing to share that love with others.  As we do, we're not really giving our cloaks away.  The nature of charity is that it doesn't run out.  It's more like we are weaving cloaks for other people as well, so that they can be as warm and happy as we are. :)

Today, let's clothe ourselves with love.  Let's talk to God and feel his love in our lives, and let's share that love with other people.  Perfectness and peace sound like pretty good things to strive for. :)

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