I’m going to preach and teach today. Sorry this is not for the faint of heart but for the realists out there who can release ego for a moment to consider this obeservation on “kindness.”
We live in a world that promotes selfishness and for the most part turns its nose up at kindness. Sure we have the “random acts of kindness” that go viral on the internet every now and then and touch our souls and rock our hearts…but how do we really feel about kindness?
Is kindness something we think is a weakness? Is kindness something our culture sees as a lack of strength … You know the saying “the good guy finsishes last …” Or how about we consider what someone once told me about my kindness. This person basically said “how will you survive in this world you are too nice.” Yeah she couldn’t see how I could make it without being cold hearted, selfish and “all about me.”
I just looked at her with that priceless affectionate smile while my inner being prayed for her and her lack of wisdom. I thought to myself this girl needs some re-education on the way this universe works. What you put out there, you receive. So the reason for my survival and success is because I give and treat others be way I would like to be treated. And that kindness and love always comes back ten fold. God honors kindness. He honors us when we bless others and treat others with high regard and respect – we All end up getting all that in return while maintaining peace in our hearts.
Let me just put some re-education out there to educate those that have been miseducated on kindness.
Kindness is MAGIC. Kindness changes lives and lifts people up to a higher level of living. Being stingy, selfish and only looking out for self is when you live a cold miserable unfulfilling life. That’s when depression and grief and loneliness settle. That’s when you begin to live in darkness and as we know we need light and love to grow — just like any life form on this precious earth.
When you give from your heart with no intention of receiving recognition or reward, then you change your entire vibration. You, with your one act of kindness can literally disarm the most venomous evil acting person. You and your kind heart and knock the “HELL” out of someone.
In this society we have allowed the messages of the world and not Gods word to permeate our minds either subconsciously or consciously.
Jesus said the greatest commandment was to Give love. Love to God, love to your neighbor as you love yourself. And if you love God you should be overflowing with self love and appreciation for the kindness he gave to create you and me. The verse reads:
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
I leave that to say, know that your kindness is not in vain despite messages we hear in the world. Give unto others, even if it is just love that you have to give. We can not live on bread alone, love is just as powerful and meaningful as material possessions. But if you have extra food, money, talents and time to share with someone, do it. When faced with the option of acting out of selfishness or ego choose humility and kindness instead.
Remember kindness is magic and it is the key to prospering and surviving in this cold chilly self centered world.
We were created in love so we must be an extension of that love shown to us when God created us as have us the gift on life on this earth.
Kindness is magic. Kindness is magic. Kindness is magic — and don’t you ever forget it 🙂