As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12 NRSV)
Dorothy Pryse was listening to a Christian radio station one morning. A person was talking about kindness. Then he said, "I wonder how many of you are listening to me on your car radio and thinking of how you can be kind while driving?"
Dorothy began thinking about what he was saying. A few blocks away, she saw a woman waiting in her car to come out of her driveway. Traffic was heavy; Dorothy knew this woman would have a hard time getting out. She slowed down to let her out. The woman smiled and waved at her.
When she got to the grocery store she saw a parking space. As she started pulling in, another car on the opposite side also started pulling in. Dorothy backed out and found another parking spot.
As they both got out of their cars, the driver of the other car said, "I can't believe what you just did. Anyone else would have made me back out." Dorothy explained what she had heard on the radio about showing love. The two women began talking. Dorothy discovered the woman had just moved into the area, didn't know anyone and was looking for a church. "I invited her to come to our church," Dorothy says, "and a strong friendship has blossomed from our chance meeting and a small act of kindness."
Dear God, may my acts of kindness be a witness for you. In Jesus name, Amen.