Colossians 3:12 (ESV) Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
I once heard a speaker say we often treat strangers with more kindness than we do our own families and friends. In that moment, with those few words, my life changed. My mind went back to certain moments in my life. Like all the times I’ve held doors open for strangers, which is every time I walk through a public door, really. I thought to myself, What do I do for my own family that is THAT kind, expecting nothing in return? Those times when I deny loaning my friends or family money, yet I graciously give to the homeless man on the corner. When we have dinner guests, I’m charming, smiling, and happy. Yet when I cook for my own family, I’m grumbling because no one offers to help me in the kitchen.