The dictionary definition of essence the “identifying feature” or “most important quality.” Charity is defined as “provision of help” yet the word charity means so much more than just a nice person. It comes from the Hebrew word Agape (a-ga-pay) meaning benevolence. It’s the idea of showing love to a person when they don’t want it and don’t deserve it. It’s the way God loves us, and it’s the way He wants to love others through us. I’ve decided that love–real unselfish love, is not one of my strong points, but even so I want it to be my essence.