Recently I was watching some children in a church nursery. Everything was fine until one little girl wanted a toy that someone else had. Then a boy wanted to climb the slide while another child was on it. Soon the children were upset and doing unkind things to each other.
Why are children unkind to each other? It’s simple. When they don’t get what they want, they stop being kind. It’s the same with adults. When we become selfish and greedy, we stop showing kindness to others.
God wants us to get rid of all selfishness and greed in our lives. Verse 1 of our Bible Reading says, “So then, stop doing anything to hurt others. Don’t lie any more and stop trying to fool people. Don’t be jealous or say bad things about others.” Instead, God wants us to be filled with His kindness.
You will have opportunities to be kind to people today — at work, in the grocery store or as you are driving down the road. Ask God to help you be kind to others.