Charity covers a multitude of sins

By this we mean that some who give money away do so only to soothe their own uneasy consciences. But here again this is not the true meaning, for charity is love.

The original wording is to be found in I Peter, iv, 8: ‘And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.’ James Moffatt renders this: ‘Above all, be keen to love one another, for love hides a host of sins.’