Charity is the love of the Heart of Jesus Christ that impels ECYD Adolescents to live the New Commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34). Charity is ECYD’s prized virtue. By living charity, adolescents seek to be witnesses of God’s love, following the example of the first Christian communities (Cf. Acts 4:32 and 2:42).
– ECYD Statutes, n. 8
Charity is love received and given. Its origin is God himself, who is love (Cf. 1 John 4:8, 16). This love has been poured out into our hearts (Cf. Romans 5:5). Therefore, we can love one another (Cf. John 13:34), and proclaim and give witness to this love (Cf. John 13:35).