We can not deny the fact that, there are “mean people”. We are commanded to “Love God and love our neighbours”, that’s the centrality of Christianity. But that will not change the fact that, some people will never be kind. These people may be strangers, who know nothing about you, your profession or your background, yet may hide behind social media and use unkind words to you or about you.They may as well be friends, loved ones,co-workers or even family members who are mean. We can’t avoid MEAN people, as much as we might like to.
“Kindness will always reward you, but cruelty will destroy”…( Proverbs 11:17)
Kindness is part of the fruit God’s Spirit produces within the believer.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, KINDNESS, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness”( Galatians 5:22)
Though KINDNESS is produced by God’s Spirit in us, Kindness is also a trait we must cultivate. “Be kind ( command) to one another, tender- hearted forgiving each other.. ( Ephesians 4:32). Kindness is the outflow of the indwelling Holy Spirit unto those around us. If a believer is not kind, we must begin to question, “if the God’s Spirit is actually indwelling within that person”. It isn’t just about being polite in public, but our utterances and actions MUST be evident, especially in our closets. People at home, in the church, at the work place must be willing and ready to approach you, knowing that, a single word can motivate them. If you are losing all the people around you, you might just want to check; “if you are being mean”.
Kindness is expressed in friendliness, generosity, patience, thoughtfulness, and a calm, warm disposition. It’s very hard to find many kind people in our society today. People do things with the intention of receiving back a reward. But KINDNESS is a very Christ-like attribute that should be seen in every believer’s life.
It begins with thoughtfulness of others in our minds; when we are sensitive to the needs of those around us, and ready to offer a helping hand, a listening ear or simply offer encouragement.
To be cont.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.