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  • Writer's pictureTrey Harper

And... ACTION!

The coldest temperature I have ever experienced is 9 degrees (F). Once in Colorado, and now, once in Kentucky. Being from Florida, many of my local brothers made sure that I was staying warm. One brother even made a delivery to keep my fireplace burning! This is a wonderful, and literal, expression of James 2:16-17: “and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”.

Little things are available to us all the time if we are looking for them. We are to be known for love (John 13:35) and kind acts are the baseline, not the goal. Kindness is a fruit of the spirit, an attribute to increase in, and a part of our faultless ministry (Galatians 5:22; Colossians 3:12; 2 Corinthians 6:3-6).

We sing “A Beautiful Life” {Sacred Selections #103} and promise that each day we will do a golden deed by helping those who are in need. Are we? It has been said that Christians lie the most when they are singing. In part, I believe it. We boast grand promises that sound wonderful in song- yet do we intend to live them out? How far do we push to ensure that as a child of God each day our light shines along the way? Kindness is the catch all; the baseline.

Many times, role playing games (RPG’s) start with selecting a hero and choosing their attributes. Charisma is usually a quality present, because it makes the hero likeable, or even relatable, in its interactions. Charisma is very much akin to kindness. Not everyone can be 10/10 in the kindness department. But, we can do more today than we did yesterday. And like a diet, not every day is biscuit day.

Be firm in your faith. Know that Christians are good people, and if you are trying to live “Christ like”, you are a good person. Not perfect. You will make mistakes. But you are still a good person. Resolved to be kind? Ready, set, …ACTION!


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