Well, of course, we still need to be kind but today marks the end of be kind to humankind week.*
Did you even know?
But, regardless, it is no excuse for us not to be kind. After all it is one of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5.22+23: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.
I love the enriched meaning in the amplified version: “But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 AMP
Bottom line: let’s exhibit all the fruit and start by just being kind.
“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard – things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good – crucified.” Galatians 5:22-23 MSG
Yes, let’s kill the stuff that needs to go and cover everything else with kindness. Being kind will allow us to…
So, go 🐝 kind each and every day.
*thanks Lorraine for beginning this ‘kind’ journey 30 plus years ago – check out the Be Kind to Human Kind website http://bk2hk.org/week/ for ideas to implement each and every day of the week and I would suggest not just this week but each and every day the whole year through.
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