Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Pure Love of Christ

"Charity is the pure love of Christ." (Moroni 7:47)

This scripture is one of my favorites and has had a big role in my life. Nevertheless, recently Hebrew class changed my perspective of it greatly changed. We were talking about how constructs of two nouns is done in Hebrew (such as love and Christ), and there was an ambiguity in possible meanings. For this sentence, the pure love of Christ could have meant what I always though that the pure love that Christ has is charity. Another possible way to interpret that though makes it very different. It also could mean our pure love for Christ. That charity is completely and purely loving our Savior. That is the love that never faileth, the love that we must have to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

Both interpretations are very valid, but I love the greater understanding I have gained through thinking slightly differently at this very common scripture.

(I will also be posting a more lengthy version of this on my other blog at religiousrampages.blogspot.com)