Good Morning Friend,
For some reason which I have yet to understand, the above scripture is still embedded in my thoughts, “Be kind to one another.” Perhaps, my heart is burdened by the suffering I see all around. I wish people were kinder, less violent, less judgmental, less selfish, less indifferent to plight of others. I firmly believe each of us has a responsibility to touch someone’s heart, to lift their spirit, to lend a hand whenever possible. Remember scripture tells us each “to carry our own lead, but to bear one another’s burden” (Gal. 6:5).
I love the following story about Jesus. Matthew 14: 13-21
And when he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves. Jesus said, They need not go away; you give them something to eat".
Three beautiful words, “Jesus had compassion.” His intention was to heal the sick, comfort the brokenhearted, forgive sins and lift the burden of guilt. To enhance the lives of others. The disciples wanted Jesus to send the people away, #but Jesus said, YOU tend to them. He tells us, “Feed my lambs, care for the widows, visit those in prison, clothe the naked. Show some compassion. Take an action.
We all intend to become disciples, but busyness often gets in the way of action. On your dayplanner, schedule in a time for discipleship. There are a multitude of ways to serve. Make kindness and compassionate care for others your goal.