Sunday was World Kindness Day. It was amazing to look at some of the tweets flying around Sunday morning. This particular comment has been on my mind all week.
“We Should Be Kind But Only To Those Who Deserves It”
It just seems to go against everything the Savior, the Christ, told us about kindness. I mean take a look at these verses from the famous Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:
41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.(NIV)
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (KJV)
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? NIV
What a difference in approach. This demonstrates how we should dole out kindness because it was first given to us by our God, not because of what someone else does or does not do to us. Remember, everyone you lay eyes on is made in the image of God.
Go the second mile, and make every day World Kindness Day.