Kindness Kounts (obviously spelling doesn’t, however). The Bible makes it clear from cover to cover that kindness matters to God. My favorite verse is:
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32
Today is WORLD KINDNESS DAY! How many ways are there to be kind? We express kindness to others in response to the kindness Christ extended to us. When God’s Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and impresses on us to extend kindness to someone, it’s imperative we take action. Somebody in your realm of influence needs a blessing from God, and maybe God is using you to deliver it.
It’s so terribly sad that the whole world cannot (or rather will not) adopt the policy of politeness to others. Such hate is so wicked and evil. It’s beyond my realm of understanding why people who want to kill for any reason. We just have to be the people God wants us to be no matter what – to everyone. It’s not a suggestion, it’s a command. We must be kind – to everyone.
Last week I ate at my local restaurant and saw a Muslim mother with her two small children. I looked into the eyes of those children – their big, round, brown eyes looked so sweet and innocent. I told their mother how beautiful I thought her children were and she seemed very pleased and a little proud by my comment.
We see images on television and become frightened of certain races based on others who happen to be radical in their actions. This woman and her children were not radicals. It was only a few seconds out of my day, but I wanted to show kindness. It doesn’t take long to lift another person’s spirit. We are on this earth to help each other. Sometimes it means helping someone move from one state to another. That may take days. But sometimes it means telling two little children who look very different from you just how beautiful they are. Be ye kind one to another. It isn’t that difficult. ❤