How To Spread Kindness To Everyone
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23
In this Bible passage, God commanded us to manifest the fruit of the Spirit and to be kind to others. He wants us to reflect His image, and to be the light and salt of this world. Thus, a random act of kindness can change the world to a better place and it can make someone happy too. So, cultivate kindness and incorporate it in your everyday lives through doing these things.
Start with yourself.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16
Work on yourself first and change your perspective towards life. Have a positive outlook in life and let God direct your steps. Build a relationship with God and fulfill His Words. Smile to everyone around you, mind your manners and control your temper. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Matthew 5:13. Always seek God by praying and meditating on His Word and let His love shine through you.“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Show kindness inside your home.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:2-3
Keep the peace in your home and show kindness to each member of your family. If you are still living with your parents — obey them and help them in doing household chores. Express your love and gratitude to your parents and respect them even if you have differences. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” – Ephesians 6:2-3. Show some affection– kiss, cuddle and compliment them. Bring a smile to their faces and cheer them up when they are having a bad day. “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” – Colossians 3:18-19
“The heart of the wise teaches his mouth,
And adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:23-24
Be there for your friends when they need you– encourage them, send cards to them and tell them that they are in your prayers always. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Invite them in your home, cook their favorite dish or share Jesus over a cup of coffee. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
Forgive the person who hurt you.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32
God tells us to love our enemies too.So, forgive the person who hurt you or accept the apology that you never get. Pray for them instead and tell them that you already forgave them. “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3:13. Treat them with kindness and be compassionate to them. If they are hungry, feed them and give them drink. Help them when they are in need also. “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” – 1 Peter 3:9
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew 6:14-15
Do good to others.
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16
Be polite and courteous to everyone. Open and hold the door for people, especially the elderly, drive courteously, be careful and mindful when flushing the toilet,, say “Please!”, “Sorry!”, “Thank You!” and “You’re Welcome!”. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35. Be generous when giving tips, share your blessings to others, donate to a charity, give present this Christmas and lend to anyone in need. Give glory to God through your deeds and spread kindness everywhere. “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38
Thus, be kind to our environment too. Live a sustainable life by switching to eco-friendly products, using reusable shopping bags, planting a tree or flower, recycling, saving water and energy. “They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” – Isaiah 11:9