26 January 2017
A Necessary Progression - Kindness
Greetings Dear Reader,
I have written on kindness before and could write on it for days. As we look at the necessary progression toward showing unconditional love to others it is worth revisiting.
The word kindness appears forty-eight times in the Bible. We are required to be kind to others. It is not something to take lightly. It is a way to get to love. It is a path out of anger and bitterness.
I know people for whom giving them a kindness is painful. They have been so mistreated by others that kindness if foreign to them. I heard someone just last week say that for fifteen years they have been verbally mistreated daily by someone that mattered. When people are kind to her it confuses her.
We must be kind to everyone. Friends, family, strangers, and enemies must be always treated with kindness. It is what erodes hatred and fear. Jesus made clear that even cups of cold water make it difference.
I must approach everyone with kindness. Some will embrace it. Others will reject it. Some will even use it to use me. That is not the concern. My responsibility is to keep being kind.
Kindness is part of the unstoppable force that can heal hearts and souls. I see it as a vital weapon in the battle for faith and following. It is a facet of the gemstone that becomes unconditional love.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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