Being Kind

Lately, the way these posts works is like this. I don’t have a clue about what I want to write about, so I will go and check out my Facebook memories to inspire me. I think this one just about says it all.

In a social media culture where we can hide behind our keyboards and devices and rip others to shreds, I think we need to rediscover kindness. Being right is important, but it doesn’t do anyone any good if you’re a jerk about it. I think the Bible talks about how if you do all these marvelous deeds and speak lofty mysteries but don’t have love, it’s worth nothing. What counts is speaking and acting the truth in love.

I’ve come to realize that people don’t need you to tell them what’s wrong with them. 99% of the time they already know how messed up and broken they are. If you’re honest, you will confess that you’re just as messed up and broken as they are.

What they– what we need is someone who listens not to gather material for a retort, but who truly listens to understand and to empathize and to share your burdens. You earn the right to speak into people’s lives by showing compassion and demonstrating care, by loving people in the way that God has loved you.

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