Lent Devotional – Day 2
Give Hope; Be Kind
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6:9-10
In this season of Lent, a time of introspection, repentance and renewal of spirit, let us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to the only Saviour who can uplift, strengthen and renew our faith.
The year 2020 witnessed one of the most disheartening calamities of all times, the Covid-19 pandemic rendered a lot of people around us, hopeless. With no or meagre earnings, ill-health, loss of near and dear ones, a lot of people are sinking towards disappointment, delusion, frustration and depression.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees – Amelia Earhart
While the pandemic brought along its ill-effects, it also gave us the opportunity to witness the brighter side of life. The good Samaritans came in all avatars, bringing hope, joy and relief to strangers. The warmth and love that people showered to the needy, even to total strangers around them, reinstated our faith in humanity. Kindness has not vanished from the face of earth.
While things are returning to normalcy, let us not leave the kindness behind as we get on with our lives. Let each one of us continue to carry the light of kindness within us and never shy away or get tired from demonstrating love and being generous to those around us.
‘Before you call yourself Spiritual or Religious, learn Kindness.’ What a powerful message!
So, as Ephesians 4:32 reminds us, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”, may we strive to be kind, in word and deed to each other. May we not hurt others through our words, but may our words be kind enough to bring comfort to those, they are spoken to. May we be compassionate, so that our hearts are touched with others’ plights and may we, at every opportunity, help those who need it the most. May our hearts learn to forgive each other, and may our lives demonstrate the love of Christ through every action.
“Kindness is best done, when it’s done for those who cannot repay us.”
By – Mrs. Sonia Daniel