The “Wag” of Unusual Kindness

“Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.”

  • “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.  But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,”  Titus 3:3-5

While trying to spread the good news throughout the land, the Apostle Paul and his crew were shipwrecked on an island because of an intense storm.  The island locals built a fire for him and his crew to warm them from the cold of the sea. They showed “unusual” kindness to strangers in need.

  • “The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.”  Acts 28:2

Ever thought about buying some water bottles or chocolate bars and handing them out to strangers when the Lord prompts you?  Have you mowed your neighbor’s yard when they weren’t home or shoveled their driveway before they got home from work?  Have you taken a co-worker a home-made lunch?  Have you washed someone’s windshield while you were waiting for your car to fuel up?  Have you bought a lunch for a homeless person?  There are a zillion ideas for us to show kindness.

How can you show unusual kindness today to “wag someone’s tail?”