Friday, June 20, 2014

Practical Kindness

Kindness must be practical, not merely emotional and sentimental. It will not be satisfied merely with good wishes,  with sympathetic words,  or even with prayers.  It should be put into some form that will do practical good.

There are times when even prayer is a mockery.   At times it is our duty to answer our own prayers, to be the messengers we ask God to send to help others.  We are God's messengers, when we find ourselves in the presence of human needs and sorrows, which we can supply or comfort. Expressions of pity or sympathy are mockeries when we do nothing to relieve the distress.

[J. R. Miller]
Romans 12:9-10 ... Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
1 Peter 1:22 ... Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Galatians 6:10 ... As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.❤