Let’s play a game.
It’s Friday afternoon. You’re driving down the road, jamming out (to Christmas music, of course) and ready for the weekend! Suddenly, a car jumps out in front of you causing you to rear-end them. You and the other driver both get out of your cars, what would you say?
Kindness is often undeserved. But as Christian’s, it’s required of us. Kindness requires an effort. Effort not to lash out and effort to choose the right words and/or actions. I’ve found that sometimes people don’t even realize when they are unkind. I know I’ve been guilty of it!
Kindness is a choice. A daily choice. A minute-by-minute conscious decision. Remember the last time someone did or said something kind to you? You remember it because it made you feel good. Do that for someone else.
Here’s our challenge: Be kind.
Now let’s take it up a notch: Be kind to those who hurt you. Be kind to people who are mean to you and to people who overlook you. Be kind to those who mock you, lie to you, disappoint you.
I can’t take credit for that idea. Matthew 5:44 says, “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!”
What do you get out of being kind? Peace, joy and your heart will learn to love everyone just as Christ loves us!
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