Praise God for His goodness and mercy over our lives.
I Corinthians 10:24 says “Look out for the good of others” Kindness always begins with the eyes – the way you observe the world and are sensitive to the needs of other people.
Few days ago, I had a chance to help an elderly lady who was crossing the side walk pushing a walker. Her car was parked just cross the street but it looked dangerous to cross by herself. Anyway, after I helped her cross the street she told me “I am 94 years old and I am a good driver” I could not believe what I was hearing.
In Luke 10:33b, it says of the Good Samaritan, “When he saw, his heart was filled with pity”. Notice that “he saw”… that is the starting point. I guess it all applies to all people that if we want to learn to be kinder people, we get to change the way we look at the world. We’ve got to become more observant of the needs around us. It’s not just our community of Roseland but we ought to see who’s around us.
Recently I hung this painting of turtle on the wall, reminding myself that I ought to slow down at times to think and move with the Spirit of God. Sometimes “slow moving” will help us to see more things around us.
Bible says “Look out for the good of others” (I Corinthians 10:24b) look out meaning we need spiritual radar to be on the lookout for people around us who are hurting emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Maybe some of us are born with this “God-given” gifts. Who is that person?
Galatians 6:8 says, “The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others ignoring God!” It’s not always easy to see the needs of other people, especially when they’re on the other side of the road. But it’s the starting point of kindness.
If you want to be kind, Open your eyes.
Keep Believing! Pastor Michael