whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
Random Acts of Kindness
The root meaning of generous is "of noble birth," and "race," or "clan." This meaning has slowly disappeared to refer to nobility in behavior or actions, as in the willingness to give abundantly or to be magnanimous in spirit towards others. As followers of Jesus, we are members of the family of God. As members of the "God clan," we are called to be recognized by acts of generosity and kindness.
This simple but powerful verse from Proverbs reminds us of the spiritual principle God has ordained: we will find spiritual renewal as we give to others. Our life is rooted in Christ, but branches out to include all of creation. Let us be renewers of the world. In this age of COVID and conflict, let us refresh each other through our ongoing acts of kindness, forgiveness and mercy. We will be refreshed as we reach out to others in caring, following in the footsteps of Jesus, the example of God's compassion and generosity for our lives.
Do something good for someone today! It'll make your day!