“And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.“
True kindness is in being considerate and helpful regardless of any return. However, the nature of kindness is such that, whether you expect returns or not, a lot of fruits can proceed from a simple act of kindness.
Lot’s hospitality to strangers who turned out to be angels was a life-changing one. We can imagine what it must have felt like when he found out they were angels, and the fact that he and his house were to be saved from destruction because he hosted and defended them.
The truth is, we must embrace kindness as a daily practice. As Christians, we need to be the first ones to offer shelter, or help in any form to those who need them. We should be the ones who will not allow anyone around us to feel unloved or unseen. The practice of kindness is one of the things that can make the world beautiful. Let’s embrace it in our hearts and actions.
Further Reading: Genesis 18.
Thought for the day: Your kindness is another’s light in darkness and shade in a heavy storm. Be kind.
Stay blessed. Welcome to your month of prosperity.