Colossians 3:12 – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Whether good or bad you’re going to be an example to those around you. What do you want others to see in you? Is it an overly needy person who wants attention? Is it the angry person that cuts others down in an effort to make themselves feel better? Is it the person who cares more about what the other person is feeling than to talk about themselves? Take care with what you say. It may be difficult to speak kindly to others sometimes but doing so reaps a rich relationship where your friends truly feel that you care. And God will see your efforts and honor you as you reach out and show others kindness and compassion.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.