Living by the scriptures

And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.

Perhaps thou shalt say: The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just -But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.

For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind? - Mosiah 4:16-19.

An older woman came to my house. She was going door-to-door selling tamales. I was a little skeptical at first. I gave the woman the money and took the tamales.

A few moments later the thought occurred to me that this would be a perfect opportunity for me to offer something to her, something that would feed her soul with everlasting joy and fulfillment. I ran into the house and brought a Book of Mormon out to her. By the time I came outside there was a gentleman accompanying the woman. I tried to explain a little about this choice book to them. The gentleman said he could only speak and read a little English. I told him I would get him a Book of Mormon in Spanish. He took the Book of Mormon in English and then told me that he would return to my house in two weeks to pick up the book in Spanish.

How blessed I felt to have had the privilege to take part, in not only filling the material need of a brother and a sister, but also being able to provide for their spiritual needs as well.

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