Monday, 6 June 2011

Simple Kindness

Kindness

Kindness is a powerful act that reflects our Father in heaven; Kindness is essential to proclaiming the good news of the gospel. If you're are reading this and you're a follower of Jesus, take a moment  to think of your  journey towards Jesus; there were people who showed you kindness, kindness through loyal love, when you gave up on yourself people showed you kindness and stuck with you, kindness with simple acts, kindness through outrageous generosity.

Let me take you back to the creation story so we get this. In Genesis 1.26, the godhead dialogued about the creation of humankind as a royal reflection of their plurality. God said, “Let us make humankind in our own image according to our own likeness. Humankind, as male and female, was the pinnacle of creation because only humankind was created in God’s image and only after the creation of humankind was the universe declared, “very good.” What does it mean that humankind was created in God’s image?

Being created in the image (and likeness) of God is best understood as humankind in community, representing God by reflecting, or imaging who he is, both in terms of character and function. Everyday you and I have opportunities; every moment we can reflect Jesus. Or we can reflect ourselves. Is it time to  awaken the image bearer within us?

To proclaim is to reflect God, that’s our mission to the world and one of the ways we do that is through KINDNESS!  

I friend of mine was thinking through our 2nd mile deal (servant evangelism, showing Gods love in practical ways). Here's the email he sent me over the weekend, It's short but sweet:

Everyday Kingdom living;

 

Smile

Forgive quickly

Say sorry when you're wrong

Don't argue

Lose the fight & make peace

Wash the dishes

Empty the bins

Leave the tip

Say the Jesus word

Listen to the boring guy

Heal the sick

Cast out demons

Control your tounge

Buy the cakes

Encourage everyone you can

Don't nick anything (steal)

Stay till finishing time

Work hard

Smile

 

 

 


 

14 comments:

igod said...

Words to pin up on the fridge. Good stuff!

David Dominguez said...

I love this post! Thank you for reminding us of the simple, beautiful power of kindness.

brendahope said...

I love this :)

I try to teach my students,of all ages of the beauty of kindness almost everyday.

Diane said...

What would the world be like if we all continued to be kind. Thank you for the reminder.

Latha Vijayakumar said...

Your points about everyday tips are very useful. Thanks for sharing

yusuf said...

I love this :)

I try to teach my students,of all ages of the beauty of kindness almost everyday.



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Aaron Elliott said...

Great article! Enjoyed it very much!

Paul Thomas said...

Greetings my brother from Wales, Shake Co-Tyrone for Jesus...
(Paul)

XtnYoda said...

Keep up the good work! God Bless!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello,

Very inspiring. The creation of man and woman in the image of God is something special that we have to remember and God gave us dominion over all the other creatures in this world. God also gave us something called common sense and conscience which are very unique.

Lovely post. I enjoyed reading this.

Best wishes,
Joseph

@sochialmente said...

simple kindness is what the whole world need right now... pass it on !

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Kindness is indeed far reaching! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Super Handyman Dave said...

kindness brings a smile to everyones face Dave

WingAbouts said...

Love your list of "kindnesses", I too will put them on my fridge! I found my way to your blog by hitting the "next blog" button on my blog. I'm so sad that you've left off with posting for over 6 months now but I'm sure you have good reasons. Let me encourage you to do some more. Blogging is good - it is a kindness in itself when we share our hearts with others. -Barbara aka WingAbouts