Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Acts of Kindness

"'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 (The Message)

Did you ever hear that when you were growing up? You did something mean to your sibling or to someone at school, and your mom would say, "Now, do unto others..."

It's a wonderful verse to live by. I know that I have used it a few times on my boys and at times, even on myself. How about you? It seems that the people of this world don't always remember. It's a 'me' society. It's all about 'me'. Hey, focus on 'me'! What's in it for 'me'?

Can you imagine if the Lord was in that frame of mind when He roamed this earth? Where would we be today? Certainly not in the blessings of today. If we are of Christ, we should imitate Him, should we not? Shouldn't we be looking for ways to serve His people, not just to see what we get out of it for ourselves, but for the simple reason of just doing?

Jesus didn't think twice when He touched lepers, gave water to the thirsty, feed the hungry, healed the sick, raised the dead. He just 'did'.

He didn't wonder what award He was going to get, how much He would get paid, how long the article in the paper was going to be. He just 'did'.

How about us? How about you? Let's just 'do'. Let's try to spread the love of Jesus just a little further by doing random acts of kindness. It'll be amazing if each of us will just do one act of kindness to someone, and then that someone does a random act of kindness, and so on.

Aren't you just a little bit curious? Do it! You'll be blessed by the outcome!

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