Love can be abstract in relation to the people down the road and on the far side of the world. Kind is concrete and do-able. Kindness means action, words, money and time. Kindness is about loving and doing. I will be kind today, and God will help me be kind again tomorrow. If I am practicing kindness toward my neighbors, it may just occur to me to be kind to myself. If I eat four vegetables and three fruits and walk two miles every day, what a kind friend I am to me!
This message is adapted from “And I Ask God to Help Me” written by Marj Leegard in the January/February 1999 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today is the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Please pray for those traveling to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee this week.
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