The measure of kindness
by Phillip M. Hazelwood
As we go through this life we will be happier if we remember to be kind and sweet to others. Put the feelings of others ahead of our own. Do not take offense to the words or actions of others. We are not to be easily offended. There is an attitude of understanding and thanksgiving that lets by-gones be by-gones.
The Bible says, "Don't let the sun go down on your wrath". End each day with a forgiving spirit so that if you don't see the light of a new day everything is alright. And, if you live another day then your world will be young and fresh each morning.
Moses' assistants, Joshua and Caleb, had a different spirit from all the millions of followers that Moses was leading. Almost all the people were selfish, greedy, stubborn, complaining, unthankful, unholy, doubtful, and unforgiving souls. Joshua and Caleb were giants in faith. They were faithful and true. They were obedient to authority; patient when trials came; and thankful for the smallest of blessings. They did not hold grudges and were not fearful of the future. They had long-term visions and trusted in their God.
That is the way we want to be: patient, kind, forgiving, and always trying to lighten our neighbors load. Recently, I was sick and bedridden for several days. When my neighbor heard about it, he went to the store and got several things for me and brought them into my house and would take no payment. He paid for all the items himself and simply said, "That is what neighbors are for". This man isn't even a Christian, yet he understood kindness. May we, Christians, have the same compassionate attitude.
Jesus is the way