A Little Kindness

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to go on a little journey out of the city of Lagos for a function with a colleague, and I grabbed it with all my heart. Why? You might ask. The reason was simple, I had missed taking road trips.

I missed visiting places for the first time, meeting new people, and maybe trying out new delicacies (though I don’t do this so often). We traveled to and from our destination through public transport, so I had to be a first-hand witness to many dramatic situations. On our way back from the function, our driver stopped the bus halfway telling us unapologetically that the break had failed. He all of a sudden lost his sense of empathy for every one of us, his passengers, despite the fact that it was getting late that night.

Luke 6:35
[35]  “I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never–I promise–regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst.
(MSG)

So, we were stranded on a highway late at night without help. At this point, I was quite scared because it was an unfamiliar terrain and no other vehicle was stopping for us. Until a vehicle stopped right at our front after we waved it down. Eventually, the driver conveyed us from the breakdown point to a safe place without collecting a dime from us.

Luke 6:36
[36]  Our Father is kind; you be kind.
(MSG)

As frustrated as I was about how bad we were treated by the first driver, I was touched by the fact that kind people (like the second man) still exist in this dispensation. People that show acts of kindness without expecting anything in return. What virtues do you exude?

Philippians 2:4
[4]  Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
(NLT)

Remember the story of the five loaves of bread and two fishes Jesus multiplied in the scripture? Imagine the thousands of people that would have starved if the little boy never offered the “little” he had.

Try to show that little kindness today! You never know how far little can go or how much it would mean. Imitate the Son today!

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