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‘If you have a gift for showing kindness… do it gladly’
When we see someone in need of help, how often do we actually step in and give that person the desired help they need. Or do we say, ‘It’s not my responsibility. I don’t want to get involved!’ Have you ever said those words?
You may have thought you had a good reason – perhaps it was an inconvenient time – but the bottom line is you didn’t offer to help someone in need. And you’re not alone.
Research confirms that the trend to avoid involvement is increasing worldwide. Nevertheless, ‘being there’ for others is a biblical mandate; it’s the practical application of loving your neighbour
Crises generally present themselves in three ways:
(1) Situational crises include:
serious illnesses,
the death of a loved one,
or breakdowns in family relationships.
(2) Developmental crises happen over the course of life –
leaving home,
going away to college,
marriage adjustments,
or declining health.
(3) Self-awareness crises are when you discover disturbing truths about yourself –
you’re told that, humanly speaking, your illness is incurable,
or you see yourself as a failure because now you’re too old to realise your life’s goals.
or you face the reality of being divorced or widowed,
or you feel rejected because of your background.
Do any of these examples bring someone you know to mind? Or maybe yourself!!!!
If so, ‘if you have a gift for doing kindness to another person, do it gladly’.