=“TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS”
“Love is patient, love is kind …” (I Corinthians 13:4)
We can never go wrong by showing kindness. Kindness is love lived out. It follows patience (I Corinthians 13:4). Kindness is a reflection of the love of Christ within us.
Kindness is positive energy directed outward. Genuine kindness is innate, voluntary, natural and spontaneous. It is never offered to bring attention to ourselves but to bring glory to God. Kindness encourages others, heals relationships and is one of the most God-like things we can do.
The message from the Bible is clear: Be nice to people! Jesus modeled kindness and He wants us to do the same (Ephesians 4:32). In fact, kindness is something believers wear (Colossians 3:12). The church was built on kindness (Acts 2:44-45).
Where do we learn kindness? We learn it from the people around us. This may include our parents, teachers, coaches, classmates, co-workers, neighbors and friends.
William Penn wrote, “I expect to pass through life but once, if therefore, there be any kindness I can show, let me do it now – for I shall never pass this way again.”
We may never know how many lives we can touch if only we would try a little kindness.
Dear Lord, help me to show kindness today. Amen