It was Christmas time. The church asked for donations for those in need during the holidays—things like toys for kids or gift cards for food.
A lovely person heard we were doing this and suddenly said, "Oh, I have to do something!" They quickly whipped out $40, and they pressed it in my hand. "Here, I don't have time to do anything for anyone. So here, this will make me feel better." And just as quickly, they disappeared.
#1 - They needed to read yesterday's blog and
#2 - They need to understand the genuineness of kindness.
Gal 5:22-23 (NLT) says that we will practice kindness to others, obviously, with the Holy Spirit's help.
Kindness is love in action. It's benevolent and compassionate and shows goodwill towards others. It is just being polite or some superficial gesture. We sincerely desire to do good for and encourage those around us. It is our response to God's love for us.
We need it to understand others, especially how they feel. This makes it hard for us to have successful relationships.
Dear Jesus, Your kindness in my heart will change everything. I need Your kindness. AMEN
SEE YOU SUNDAY!