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Written by Pastor Craig Etheredge  |  Found in: Morning Thrive

“Love is Kind”

Hey everybody! Welcome back to Morning Thrive. We’re talking about how to love our family. Yesterday we said that love is patient. We are looking at 1 Corinthians 13 where he said, “love is patient,” but then he tells us something else, he says that love is also kind. Now patience and kindness are related, but patience is more about what I don’t do. I don’t react. I don’t retaliate. I don’t respond the way that I would naturally want to. Kindness is the opposite, it’s something that I do. I choose kindness. I choose to respond in a kind way. In fact, the definition of kindness is to be friendly, generous, considerate or helpful. Going out of my way to do something kind for another person, that is kindness. Kindness is always action. Kindness is always emotion. In fact, several years ago there was a movement called ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. People would go out and do nice things for people, kind of randomly, to demonstrate God’s kindness.  Now listen, kindness is a powerful thing because kindness grows. You know if you do something kind for someone, that can really empower them to do something kind for you, or to maybe pay it forward to someone else. So, kindness multiplies. Kindness is contagious. So, let me ask you something, how can you be kind to the people in your family? Maybe it’s taking out the trash for your parents? Maybe it’s going by to check on your mom? Maybe it’s picking up something for your wife or doing a kind gesture for your husband? When you do that, your sowing kindness in your home, and when you do that you are showing love. Ephesians 4:32 says, ’Be kind to one another.’ So why not sow kindness in your home this week, alright? Have a great day.

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Pastor Craig Etheredge

Senior Pastor