Today's act is incredibly practical and simple: find a need and meet it. Now.
‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’
(John 13:34–35 NIV)
We discovered that kindness is often an under-appreciated gift. And so-called ’random acts of kindness’, no matter how small, are always appreciated because they show that someone cares. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, ’A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. And sometimes it doesn’t have to be a practical gift. During a difficult period of Niki’s treatment one guy at church, who I didn’t know very well, took me to one side and told me the story of his mum’s struggle with cancer many years earlier. His empathy and kind words were really touching and reminded me that others understood our struggle.
So look out for those God-given opportunities to live out Jesus’ command. There’s no shortage of needs out there and today you might be the ‘emergency service’ someone needs.
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