I’m watching the Living Scriptures DVD about the life of George Albert Smith. It is entitled: George Albert Smith, Charity Above All.I really enjoy his creed and wanted to post it here. Here it is:
GEORGE ALBERT SMITH’S CREED
I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor.
I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed.
I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind.
I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and happy life.
I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals, but rather love them into doing the thing that is right.
I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy.
I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage the flattery of thoughtless friends.
I would not knowingly wound the feelings of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend
I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father.
I would not be an enemy to any living soul.
Knowing that the Redeemed of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us really happy here and hereafter. I feel it not only a duty, but also a blessed privilege, to disseminate this truth.
It’s a long one! Full of good stuff. Disseminate means to spread or disperse something, especially information.
I like how he wants to be friends with the friendless and not be an enemy to anyone.
If I was to write this creed, I would put: I would be a friend to all, regardless of their choices, for all are my siblings, and worthy of my friendship.
Friendship is an attribute of charity, and Jesus wants us to be his friend.
How are the citizens in our own little universe of ZION; are they of a friendly disposition? If not, what can you do to change that?