“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
Small acts of kindness resonate in all our lives. For example:
- Letting someone go in front of you in queue.
- Stopping to talk with an elderly neighbour, even though you are in a rush.
- Lending a helping hand to a classmate or colleague who is struggling with their homework / work, even though this means that you will have to miss going out with your friends or stay late at work.
- Helping mum or dad with a job
- An older brother or sister participating in a younger brother or sister’s game (that they may think is “babyish”).
- Giving a voucher for a dinner out to a family who you know are facing hard times.
Kindness means a behavioural response of compassion and actions that are selfless; or a mindset that places compassion for others before your own interests. Kindness is a habit of giving—of wanting to lift burdens from others or to merely provide a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. It humanises us; it lifts us spiritually. And it is good for us.
The Good News: It is God’s desire for us to be kind to one another at all times. We have been chosen to do well for and be well to our sisters and brothers. At Trinity we show Christian love and kindness to our local, national and international neighbours through our ARK project. We love our ARK at Trinity. Take a look at the difference God has made …
Our next ARK Project:
SERVICE DAY - 30th November 2021
All classes will be working out in the community serving others. From making planters for local residents, to singing at Beacon View ... cleaning up the Greenhill to delivering hot food to the soup kitchen. Each class will choose their own act of service to carry out in our town.