Kindness

Key Verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23.

Kindness does not come naturally and even if it does, our society doesn’t reward it. So it gets put on the back burner of our lives.

Kindness is what happen when you add humility, curiosity, and courage to niceness!

  • A nice person will say something to help you feel better.
  • A kind person will tell you the truth in a way that leaves you feeling loved.

Mission work leads us into a serious dilemma: Are we going to offer the same level of kindness at home that we offered on the mission field?

Kindness is hard work.

Let’s look at what it took to express kindness on the mission field:

  • Suspended judgement
  • Going the extra mile
  • Sacrifice of personal comfort and preferences
  • Finding joy in seeing someone else’s life get a tiny bit better.

Kindness rewards us indirectly. It’s like the mutual fund of the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

How do we know if a superhero is a good guy or bad guy? She or he acts with kindness when no one is watching.