THE T-SHIRT THAT SPOKE TO ME
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
Okay, admittedly, t-shirts don’t have mouths that speak human words. But sometimes they talk just the same. With messages. Like this one.
“Treat people with kindness.”
How could I miss it? I’m not big on reading t-shirts, but that one grabbed my attention.
Sad to say people shouldn’t have to be told to be kind. Not especially followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who commands us to love and to be kind.
But the reality is that ALL OF US in our humanness need reminders to do what is right in the eyes of Jesus. Like when it comes to love and kindness.
Serving Jesus in our everyday lives isn’t just about our outward actions, friend. It’s also about our hearts, our thoughts, our feelings, our motives, our attitudes, and the expressions we wear on our faces and how we carry our bodies.
We need to serve the Lord and others with love and kindness, and, when we find that we are not, we need tor repent and return to doing what’s right.
The fruit of the Spirit of God who lives inside His followers includes love and kindness! These should be key ingredients in our hearts and lives – each and every day. In our thoughts, words, and actions!
Be loving. “Treat people with kindness.”
For Christ’s sake!