12/13 Making a difference

Kindness is needed in our world today. Spend 15 minutes watching the news, or reading any news media online and you’ll see that people are generally quite UNkind to each other. Kindness is such a novelty in our world.

The Fruit of the Spirit are gifts that God can give to the world through His Church. And, they’re all needed in abundance. Imagine how different the world would be if kindness was the norm. Workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, and homes can be transformed by kindness. Instead of people looking out for their own good, how would the world be if people looked out for others first? Kindness can go a long way.

Go out of your way to be kind today. We’re in a hectic time of year. A little kindness would be a blessing to anyone who receives it. Put a smile on your face, a kind word on your lips, and a difference in your wake. Be kind to the cashiers who are working extra long hours. Be kind to the waiters who are busy bussing tables. Be kind to your neighbors by sharing some of your Christmas cookies.   Don’t forget to be kind to your family while you’re at it! You’ll make a difference by sharing those great gifts of God.

Dear Lord, you give gifts to the world through us. Help me to be kind, and help that kindness make a difference in the lives of the people I meet. Amen.

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