Charity loves her neighbor. She holds and protects, offering shelter and consolation to those smaller and weaker than she. Because of her love, she enables others to be strong. Her actions are so simple but so powerful.
Knowing that you are loved makes you confident. It makes you believe in your own value and ability to give back something meaningful to others and to society. Love is the golden life-thread of our lives. Giving and receiving love makes our lives valuable and rich. When we act lovingly toward other people, we will be automatically patient, kind, good and self-controlled. It is a cycle, making us in turn joyful, peaceful and gentle.
The Divine Virtues:
With this series, I played with the concept of biblical terms being used as girls’ names. I searched for girls that would physically express their names, literally jumping with joy when each girl was found. I did not know at the time, but these three names are indeed The Divine Virtues. I found the fitting Bible verse translation in the little silver edged King James Bible my parents gave me:
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Cor 13:3
A special thanks to Meg Heimovics, “Charity,” and Kris Camealy, “Faith,” for letting me use their photos (and photographic skills!) and portray their children.