I AM pretty rubbish at being able to tell what the weather is going to be like, a prime example of this was demonstrated last weekend when I left the house without my coat on, thinking that the weather was looking rather nice and that the chances of a downpour were slim (they were not).
I found myself an hour later in town, without a coat, in the pouring rain, having to walk home.
This is when a member of my church walked past and having heard me calling myself an ‘idiot’ rather loudly, agreed, but then offered me a lift home.
Now I know almost for a fact that this person lived in the opposite direction of my house and had no real reason to give me a lift home, other than this, they did it out of kindness.
This act of kindness meant that I got home, both earlier and dryer than I would have had she not offered me the lift.
The definition of kindness is ‘the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate’.
Kindness isn’t something that we do, it is a quality that we should have, so often people think that kindness comes from an act when in fact it is attitude.
In a world where we increasingly see an attitude of hatred displayed, it is important to maintain an outlook and attitude of kindness.
nowing the faith that the person who offered me a lift has tells me what motivates their kindness and that is the fact that she herself has received the perfect example of kindness in Christ.
The Bible (Ephesians 4:32) says ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you’.
God’s attitude of kindness is the role model, do you want to follow it?
Ministry intern at Cirencester Baptist Church