The Sunday Sermonette: Acts of Kindness.

We live in a society where selfishness rules the day. In this dog-eat-dog-eat world, we are surrounded by self-absorbed people who care nothing for others and only do things that benefit themselves. Many times, though, unselfish acts of kindness remind us of the goodness in humanity. They can also remind us that it is always good to do the right thing, and it is always right to do what is good.

Have you ever done something nice for someone, expecting nothing in return? Did you do it simply because you wanted to? Maybe you didn’t know that person? Well, then, you’ve done a random act of kindness.   

Kindness is highly prized in most societies. We like kind people, and being kind helps boost other people’s happiness and ours. If someone tells us we’re kind, their words can create additional acts of kindness in us. Being kind can reduce physical and mental stress and improve our relationships with friends and family. Kindness is contagious, and that’s a good thing!     

Acts of kindness range from a simple compliment to kind words. They include showing gratitude to those around you, being respectful, or helping someone during times of distress or death. Always acknowledge the good things others do for you and carve out time in your busy schedule to do good things for someone else.

Acts of kindness may be few and far between in this old world, but one unselfish act of kindness reigns supreme and is universal: Christ’s death and resurrection on the cross—He died so that we might live.

Christ’s act of kindness revealed his love for us. It also reveals God’s love for us. Please, never forget that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Every believer in Christ should intentionally show kindness to others daily. It reveals our love for Father God and extends His grace to others. In the days to come, please prioritize acts of kindness into your life.

Ponder this and go forth.