Coretta Scott King Quote

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The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

From Colossians 3:12-13:  “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Mother Teresa Quote

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

From Colossians 3:12:  “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

Sharing Some Kindness

From Galatians 5:22-25:  “ By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.   If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.”

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Seeing mankind standing along the road

Bearing heavy burdens, life’s overload

 

Stopping to say, travel the other way

Sharing some kindness, from our Lord today

 

Shining Jesus’ light, for all to follow

Hearing His Word, rich wisdom to swallow

 

Overlooking life’s narrow-minded walk

Sharing some kindness, truth becomes our rock

 

Lending helping hands, sisters and brothers

Showering daily grace, like none other

 

Forsaking life’s blindness, opening eyes

Sharing some kindness, never in disguise

 

Helping others who travel beside us

Inviting them, catching rides on God’s bus

 

Loving with patience, goodwill overflows

Sharing some kindness, warming hearts aglow

 

Gifting Christ’s kindness, paying it forward

Harvesting endless treasures from God’s Word

 

Recalling Christ’s call, handing out His love

Sharing some kindness, gathered from above

 

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This poem is inspired by singer Glen Campbell’s classic tune, “Try a Little Kindness.”  Here is one of his renditions of this remarkable song.  Pay it forward, show the world some kindness.