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Welcome to my Advent Blog. This is the 10th of 13 blog posts. You are encouraged to read them in order. We are exploring ways to rediscover the child-like faith we once had.
"I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
-- John 15:15
Kids are friendly, sometimes too friendly. Most kids will talk to anyone at any time. In fact, it doesn’t take much for a kid to give a hug to someone they barely know. While, I know this kind of friendliness can be dangerous in a world of sinful people, I still have to admire children for their kind disposition.
Jesus had a way of being friendly that disarmed people. He was proactive in his loving nature. You didn’t have to earn kindness from Him. Many of us struggle to be like Jesus in this way. We struggle to be like the child we once were.
It is much easier to keep to oneself. It is must simpler to just stare down at my phone rather than look up at people who come across my path. God likes to engineer circumstances and He also lets us choose our course of action. If you believe these two statements, then you have to wonder how many times God is giving you a chance to be friendly and kind to people who are in desperate need of a little light in their dark day.
When I had little kids, they were a great ice breaker to meet people and to have conversations I might not otherwise have had. But now my kids are a bit older. It is up to me to find new ways to be kind to those around me.
The next blog will be posted this evening, Thursday, Dec 19. Please feel free to comment below. What are ways you try and be kind to those around you?