Galatians 5: 22
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
For the next couple of weeks we would like to focus on another of our school’s values – caring. It seems like such an easy value to live by, but during our day to day activities it can sometimes be a challenge to be caring. Here are a few guidelines on how to be a caring person:
Treat people with kindness and generosity.
Help people in need
Be sensitive to people’s feelings.
Never be mean or hurtful
Think about how your actions will affect others.
Remember, we become caring people by doing caring things.
For today, let’s look at the first guideline; treat people with kindness and generosity. These two values go hand in hand and throughout the Bible there is a clear message to give generously and be kind.
Generosity is bestowed through giving of your time, sharing your God-given gifts and talents, and financially blessing those in need. The principle of generosity is powerful and the Bible teaches us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We are blessed to be a blessing.
God encourages his people to be kind to one another, even your enemies.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Lets take hands this week and show generosity and kindness towards others, but most of all, let it become part of our daily walk and talk so that our children can see and experience it and follow our example.
Fanie & Team