Violations of charity affect both the sinner and the victim. Anger, insults, and name calling are violations of charity.

When I treat others poorly, it affects them and me. Others’ sense of self is wounded, and so is my own. Acting in charity serves others well, and it makes me a better person.

O God, may Your Spirit inspire me to acts of charity today. If I fail to observe charity, may I be granted the humility to ask for forgiveness and start new.