Sunday, January 15, 2023


Today I attended the funeral of a member of our community and a dear neighbor. He had been married for 58 years. He is remembered as a man who'd been generous with those "little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness" (Wordsworth). As Christian Bovee once said, "Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand." Small acts of kindness seem so inconsequential. Yet our Lord indicates that they pay big dividends (Matt. 25:34-40). In the coming week, why not experiment with kindness to see what a difference it really makes to other people? Kindness doesn't take a lot of ingenuity. Little things like a warm smile and an encouraging word will do.