Ladies and Gents, you want to know which bubble letter to fill in on the test in front of you that will always be correct...C for Charity! For example, troublesome situation arises and a sudden desire to plot a series of land mines or lightning storms in front of your adversary/sibling/douche bag of the day becomes over powering. This impulse is the opposite of charity.
In this situation life just dealt you can:
a) begin googling lightning dance rituals and setting up metal in a haphazard pattern around your foe
If you choose Charity, you will ALWAYS be right. Every. Single. Time. Even if it hurts, even if it's not fair and especially if the person doesn't deserve it.
My kids least favorite thing I say is "Charity never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever Faileth." Sorry Corinthians. Family frustrations demanded that some emphasis be added. You get the point. It will never fail you! Ever! This is fancy Bible talk for "Be kind". Just "Be kind" people.
The 1828 Webster's dictionary, (which is really the one you should always reference even though you won't find "jiggy" in it) defines charity as " Love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow man, and to do them good." In short, Charity is the pure love of God.
You get cut off in traffic.
a)flip them off and honk
c)smile and wave.
You just got pummeled in the face by your rowdy 11-year old's knee whilst he's teaching the little ones another round of "That's what she said" jokes
a) smack down-time
c) I know you love me more than that. Please be gentle. In actions but mostly in words.
You have a student who promised to get their homework caught up over break and they did not
a) Big fat "F"ail kid
c) Sit with me. Let's go over this until you understand it.
You are on the wrong end of the Express Checkout line with a new employee in back of 3 women who have gray hair, grudges, produce, 78 items (not 12) and coupons.
a)For. The. Love. Can you read?
c)Here. Let me bag those for you and Happy Christmas.
You made a mistake. Again. Same mistake, different day.
a)Beat yourself up in a way that Mike Tyson would be proud of.
c)Take a deep breath, forgive yourself. Start again. As many times as you need.
So if you're one of those people who try to the best of your ability everyday to not be a rude dunce, Charity is the way to go. If you are one of those people who just love being right all the time, Charity for the win!
For the record, when I get a tattoo, this will be what I will get "Charity Never Faileth" because if I remember nothing else everyday except this, it'll be a happy life indeed.