Kindness can be overwhelming. But it can also produce some amazing results. One simple act - like starting a conversation with a stranger - can go a long way with helping us focus on the tasks at hand.
My friend stepped out of her comfort zone and started up a chat with a total stranger, and then took this stranger’s words to heart to make her choice. An overwhelming task became doable simply because she put her faith out there. As I type this, my friend Darlene is probably enjoying a little sunshine in her life.
This is just a simple reminder to look for Jesus in the other. For it's in these moments we often find a refreshing surprise. Kindness. Friendship. Community. Love. Gentleness. Respect. Honesty. And a whole bunch of other stuff that makes the world a little better than before. We are all called to be ministers and pastors and priest. This is one, not-so-overwhelming way to do it.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”