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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Word of Inspiration: God Calls Us to Have Compassion

"Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.” 1 Peter 3:8

I think this verse speaks for itself. God expects us to love one another as brothers and sisters--to be compassionate, tenderhearted and courteous--that means kind and patient with one another. Being snappy, rude, impatient and intolerant are not fruits of the Holy Spirit. 

My daughter has some special needs that people might not easily recognize because she doesn't always "appear" to have special needs. It saddens me when people, especially adults, are rude and impatient with her because she may not be moving fast enough. If you do one good thing today, smile and be kind to someone in front of you who may be moving slower than you--even if that person is a young and vibrant teenager--who by all appearances looks as if they "should" be moving faster than you.