Be Kind To People
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
– Galatians 6:10.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
When we were much younger we learned from our parents and Sunday school teachers to do good. I fear that a lot of these simple teachings are fast disappearing. We are tending to be more ‘spiritual’ but less ‘good’.
It shows in our relationships at work, at home and in the community.
The reciprocity principle is one of the basic laws of social psychology: It says that in many social situations we pay back what we received from others. In other words, if John does you a favor, you’re likely to return it to him.
Jesus said “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. (Matthew 7:12 -MSG and also Luke 6:31).
Think about this;
How often do you share?
When was the last time you stopped to help an older person or assisted a child cross the road?
When last did you cook and share with the neighbors?
What about the occasional wave/salutation to someone you know on the street?
What about visiting with the sick?
Remember when you use to pray for those admitted to the hospitals, be it relatives or not?
Remember when we gladly dry cleaned our old but neat clothes so we may send them to someone in need?
When was the last time you paid someone else’s fare on a bus-ride as a show of love?
There was a time all this were the norm and God blessed us for it. But today many concentrates on more spiritual fads, hypes, and trends. Though powerful and effective to those who believe and work them, there is more to our faith in Christ.
Are you kind?
Do people around you feel the warmth of God’s love?
Dear friend, in your quest to become a spiritual giant, a business mogul or a great innovator, remember little ‘good deeds’ count. In fact, these are the building blocks of a gigantic life.
Dear Father God I receive fresh grace and mercy from you to walk in love towards all men. I choose to do to others as I desire to be treated. I choose to be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God today and always in Jesus Name. Amen