Often times we will hear, “In a random act of kindness…” as if being kind to one another is something that should only happen every once in a while.
Well today I want to express to each of you that we as Christians are charged, told in the word specifically to be kind. Period. We walk around daily being cruel, mean or simply unaffected by anyone elses needs. Do we not realize that when we are not kind to one another we are not being kind to Christ? We do not serve a “Random” God! So then why should the things He commands us to do be done randomly?
I feel it is imperative that we in the body become more kind and that we do it now. There is so much negativity all around us and there are simple things that we can do to make it better. However what it will involve is thinking a little less of ourselves and more on Christ and what He would have us do for our fellow man. Being a Christian is intentional, it is not by accident or random, we need to stop behaving as though these things are not written law but optional.
So today begin to put this law into practice. Let the person in line with one item in front of you when you have 50. Smile at the child who is starring at you (Probably because you have a scowl on your face), take that mean lady at your job a breakfast sandwich, say “Have a blessed day” to everyone. Anything, because the more we practice being kind, the more genuine we become at it, the more kindness has the possibility of spreading. Be the change you want to see.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”
“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
And for those of you who only think you should be kind to others who are kind
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”
Be Blessed and Be Kind!