Saturday, October 17, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

This week, Joyce Meyer asked viewers to participate in a Love Revolution. She defines this as Christians taking their beliefs and putting them into action on a daily basis with random acts of kindness. Joyce suggested that each of us commit to three acts of kindness every day.

She said, "Just think of the impact on our world."

Some of her examples included buying coffee for the next person in line at Starbucks or giving a bigger tip because God tells you to. But she also explained that an act of kindness doesn't have to be monetary. It's something everyone can do. We all encounter individuals who need encouragement, who would like someone to pray with them, or just want a friend to listen.

When I visit the jail on Wednesday nights, I am always amazed how the women inmates minister to others. One might lead the block in prayer every evening. Another takes the time to teach a cellmate how to read so she can understand her Bible. Women who know how to braid hair will spend hours making someone feel pampered and pretty.

This past week a young woman sang a few lines from a song she had heard. Her voice was so beautiful the group cheered and asked her to sing it again.

"I don't know the name of the song," she said. "And I don't know all the words, but it was taught to me by a lady in another jail. She was doing a long sentence and having a hard time. I sang the song to her through the vent every night before she went to sleep."

Random Acts of Kindness.

Let's all join the Love Revolution!

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