Most of us are drawn to a kind person; they attract friends like a magnet. King Solomon wrote “What is desired in a man is kindness.” (Proverbs 19:22) We can all affirm that kindness is a character trait that is appreciated in anyone, of any age.
Our example for kindness is our Father God. Christ said He is “kind to the unthankful and evil.” (Luke 6:35) That’s all-inclusive and unconditional. God is faithful to pour out his kindness on everyone. While God doesn’t expect repayment, He does want us to follow His example and “be kind to one another” (Ephesians 4:32).
At work, in our families, on the road, at the check-out line or on social media let’s be kind, even when it’s hard. Following God’s example, others will see his kindness in and through us.
Prayer: Lord it’s hard for us to be kind to unthankful and mean people. That’s why we need You to show Your perfect kindness through us. Amen!