Sunday, 1 July 2018


But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.  – Luke 6.35-36

Love your enemies. Do good. Lend without expecting repayment. Your reward will be great and this is the mark of the children of God. God is kind to the thankless and the evil.

God is kind to the thankless and the evil. Isn’t that something? God is kind to the ones who we would think don’t deserve kindness. That doesn’t fit into our way of thinking. God shows kindness to those we think would be the last to deserve.

And He wants us to do the same. He wants us to love and do good and give.

In other words God wants us to show mercy, as He has shown mercy. If we can be merciful to ‘me a sinner’ how can I not be merciful to those around me?

Kindness is such a simple thing. It is easy to be kind to the nice people and to the good people and those who are thankful when we are kind, but it’s not so easy to be kind to people who never show gratitude. It’s not easy to be kind to evil people.

What a wonderful thought. Be kind to one another, forgiving each other just like God was kind to you and forgave you.

Be kind.

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