Charity is the true love of God. I know that "charity never faileth." I want to share an example of Christ-like charity that happened during the Christmas season here in the Texas McAllen Mission.
A discouraged man called our mission office and asked for a blessing. Two missionaries obliged and rode their bikes to his house. They sat down with him to talk and find out what was the matter. They discovered that he had only been in the U.S. for eight weeks and he couldn't support his family. He had no money for rent, food, or medicine to help his uncle who has cancer. He opened up and then began to weep in front of them. It was humbling for them to see this grown man weep so openly and the missionaries felt themselves mourn for this man who had been through so much and felt that he could go no further.
One missionary related, "His trials seemed huge compared to my very pathetic trials. We gave him a blessing of comfort and left him a Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlet and promised him that if he read it, he would be blessed." Before the missionaries left, the man showed them his refrigerator. Empty, except for a grapefruit and an old box of baking soda. They couldn't tell him that they would try to bring him food- they have so little resources of their own. But their hearts were touched and they wanted to help.
I thank these two missionaries for their "...example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity" (1 Tim 4:12) because I know that they have felt the true love of God in their lives.