*First published 9/27/2008
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. Galatians 5:22-23/New Living Translation
I choose kindness.
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich for they are afraid.
And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
As I read between the lines of Lucado's writing, I see implications that we should be kind to ALL people....not just the poor, but those who have money....not just those who are kind to us, but also those who are unkind to us.
Jesus doesn't categorize me as this or that, but rather loves me as the sinner I am. I should see others as Jesus sees me. However, I'm human and not perfect and struggle to give myself this attitude adjustment at times.
Jesus loves everyone. He chooses EVERYONE. He died on the cross for everyone and wants everyone to come to Him. It is just sad that some do not choose him back.
He loves me.
and He loves you.
What He did on the cross for us is the ultimate kindness ever given.
What He did on the cross washes away all of our categories and makes us one in the same--none of us more or less than the other.