August 11, 2010 in
“Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”
I think kindness is an underrated characteristic of Christianity.
This caught my eye as this weeks’ Torah portion Deut.21:10-25:19 speaks to being kind. We are commanded to show kindness in this portion even to those condemned to die 21::22-23.
I also am thinking of the fact that it is His kindness that leads to repentance. It seems appropriate that as His ambassadors we should show His kindness to others.
So often we seem to get caught up in condemning the sin of unbelievers. We came to the cross through an act of kindness. I wonder if we would do better being kind to sinners as He was with us when we were in sin.
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep
down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind…—Kahlil Gibran
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.—Og Mandino
FROG Not sure if this counts, but here’s one of my recent favorites…
“If we are yielded to Him, the Lord will forge wisdom within us on the anvil of our mistakes.” — Frank Viola in “Rethinking the Will of God”
Henry David Thoreau
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
Captain: Great quote … who is the source?