We attend seminars on strategizing and team building. But I can’t say I’ve ever attended one lecture on kindness! Yet Jesus commanded, “I want kindness more than I want animal sacrifices” (Matthew 9:13). Paul placed kindness toward the top of the pyramid when he wrote, “Love is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV).
When was the last time you did something kind for someone in your family—without being asked? Kind hearts let the car cut into traffic and the young mom with three kids move up in the checkout line. And they are especially kind at church. They understand perhaps the neediest person they’ll meet all week is the one sitting on the row behind them. Paul wrote, “When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10). How kind are you?
From A Love Worth Giving