Do you see this sign around town a lot. ..BE KIND… I sure have..it seems to pop up wherever I am. There is an organization in Tucson called “Ben’s Bells” that rewards folks who do kind deeds with a small bell and Tucsonans who live here are delighted when they find one at their business or home.
Everyone likes this because who does not respond to kindness. I have been reading a book called, “When Everything Changes,” by Steve Stewart. He and his wife and teams travel the world, especially among the most poor and destitute practicing the gift of compassion. Many come to know the Lord and are healed, not because they heard a sermon, but because they saw such love practiced. Read Mark 4:28 and see what he discovered…plants need love and care and sunshine and rain.
A woman was a guest on our Woman to Woman show and she was telling us what God has called her to do. We get a phone call and the caller begins to dictate to her that God wants women to learn by being silent. Graciously, my guest listened to her and then politely shared a scripture with her and kindly disagreed with her. To me that showed such compassion…fiery words would not have helped this listener.
Just yesterday I was visiting with a friend over the phone and she was getting so agitated about her situation she snapped at me. I wanted to hang up but God seemed to speak to me and say…she is going through so much..listen in love and show her compassion, not anger.
Often when the Lord prompts me to be extra loving it is when I least feel like it…that’s the best time for me to do it, cause I am usually caught up with my own agenda. Have a blessed month, love, Kathy