Jesus = kindness?
It’s fascinating that many, regardless of their religion, equate Jesus with kindness. Indeed, how we mirror Jesus’ character will convince people of the truth of Christ – by being kind, amongst others.
Kindness can at times be tough, but it can also be shown in basic ways. For me, I like to interact with service people (e.g. cashiers, parking lot attendants) who often are visible immigrants and that we can view as part of the machine rather than interesting personalities. Often, they have unfamiliar names, and I sincerely inquire as to the meaning. A smile, a greeting, a “God bless you” costs nothing and brings us both a smile. Warning: it can be addictive!
In these days of global thinking, we like to think big. However, we need to cultivate our character much more—often in small, everyday actions that demonstrate Christ in us. So be visionary, be full of faith, be daring.
But first and most of all, be kind.
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