just be kind

As governments try to figure out how to ease back in to a new normal, please remember:

🛑 Some people don’t agree with the opening…that’s okay, be kind.

🏡 Some people are still planning to stay home…that’s okay, be kind.

🦠 Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening…that’s okay, be kind.

💰 Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes…that’s great, be kind.

👩🏾‍⚕️Some are thankful they can finally have a surgery they have put off…that’s good, be kind.

📝 Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job…be encouraging, be kind.

😷 Some will now always wear masks…god for them, be kind.

💅🏻 Some people will rush out to get the hair or nails done…that’s okay, be kind.

👉🏽 The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that’s okay, just be kind.

We don’t have to agree, but we can be kind if we disagree.

We each have a different story. If you want to stay home, stay home, just be kind! If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind! Don’t judge fellow humans because you’re not in their story or have the same views. We all certainly are in different mental states than we were months ago. So, what are we to do? JUST BE KIND!

Please remember this and try to be loving everyday to everyone for “Love is patient and love is kind.” (from I Corinthians 13)

As we are: “kind to one another, tenderhearted, and forgiving just as Christ has forgiven us…”(from Ephesians), the world will see us…

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This entry was a Facebook post that I copied, edited, and added to. I do not know the original post-er or I would give credit where credit is due. Just trying to be kind (see what I did there). 😊

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no demands

Love is to give; not be concerned of just receiving.

Love is not to be rude or self seeking, but rather selfless and conceding.

True love yields its rights and places no demands.

I wish I could say I always lived that way.

Outside our bedroom door is a framed heart. Inside are the words from 1 Corinthians 13. Perhaps, you know it as the ‘love’ chapter.

Early on in our marriage, I would often stop before entering the room and read it. It is on the days I wasn’t feeling it; I needed to pause and slowly read its words before retiring into the bedroom for the evening. The marriage bed should be a place to retreat. There restoration, relaxation, recreation, and release should happen. It is not a place for fights to ensue, arguments continued, or cold shoulders given.

Perhaps, like me, you might just need to stop and repeat a few of the famous words from that chapter over and over and over again: “Love is patient; love is kind.

And this is not just for marriage but in all relationships we should be patient and kind.

Sometimes the holiday season can bring the worst of us out. Don’t let it. Use this time to not have demands but to concede in love in all you do. When you do, you will…

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If you need a little more encouragement on how to love with no demands, check out these previous entries posted earlier this year:

https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/08/31/it-is-the-end-of-be-kind-to-humankind/

https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/11/30/the-royal-treatment/

https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/11/09/can-men-and-women-be-friends/

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