For this new topic, I'll start with a definition. From the scriptures, we get the simplest definition as "Charity is the pure love of Christ" (Moroni 7:47). While that is clear, I still love the scriptures that elaborate a bit more on it.
Isn't that beautiful? So clear and straightforward--and causes me to want to do all I can to have charity! I think the general thing that I get about charity is that it is pure. Because something or someone pure does not envy. It isn't selfish. It has good, righteous thoughts. It loves things that are true. It has patience no matter what.
We often see charity as a verb, but I also see it as an adjective as well as a noun. Charity has the traits we should want, and is the way we should want to be described. In essence, charity is not just something we do. It is who we are. And we strive to be that way because of and with the aid of our Savior.