The other day my youngest daughter and I stopped at the gas station for me to get gas. As Tanisha waited for me, she noticed a man; who looked like he’d fallen on hard times, sitting under a tree. As she observed all those who passed by and gave him money—she prayed blessings over each of them. When she handed him money he told her she was beautiful, and no matter how bad things in life got; to always remember that.
My daughter told me. as we were coming back home; that with all the problems he obviously had, he could still find something kind to say. She said, “Mom that is why I don’t judge anybody—With all the blessings we have a kind word is nothing to give.”
You don’t know what people are going through. Nor do you know why they are going through that battle. A kind word or a kind gesture just might save their life. Whenever you are looking down on anyone the only thing you should do is give them a hand up. As Tanisha reminded me—anyone of us could be in that same position, and it is only by the grace of God that we aren’t. Out of a grateful heart we must always show kindness and compassion.
For it is written: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24 NKJV)
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