Above All Else, Be Kind
The love of Christ is best understood through actions that reflect His attributes.
Think back to a time when someone treated you with kindness. Don’t you warmly recall that moment in detail? Likewise, others will remember when you respond to them that way.
Kindness isn’t supposed to be something we express only when we feel like it. It is fruit of the Spirit and should be a defining characteristic of who we are as God’s children. Just as the Lord pours out His kindness on us, He expects us to be kind as we interact with others (Rom. 2:4; Eph. 4:32).
The apostle Paul tells us, “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience ... And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Col. 3:12; Col. 3:14 NIV). Notice how he describes these traits as clothing—something we can put on, something we can grow into.
Kindness may not be innate, but thankfully, it can be learned. Ask the Holy Spirit to point out moments where a kind touch is needed from you. And always remember that it not only blesses others but also delights our heavenly Father.
Credit to InTouch Ministries