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TODY WITH JESUS
02 March 2011
Today’s Bible verse
“Never let loyalty and kindness leave you. Tie them around
your neck as a reminder. Write them deep with your heart.”
A daily dosage of compassion keeps the doctors away!
A number of medical studies have proved that a kind and compassionate
person has more immune power to a number of sickness than the unkind.
That is the reason Bible advices, "Be kind and compassionate
to one another” (Ephesians 4:32). Kindness is one of the
nine fruits of the Holy spirit. Kindness makes tears of joy. Kindness
makes all living organism to grow healthy with a strong body. Even an
indoor/outdoor plant with a daily dosage of kind and compassionate talk
and touch responds positively by its healthy growth. We live because of
compassion and love. The barren land of kindness and love is the
harbinger of the extinction of man on earth. Man is called human because
he is kind or humane.
St. Paul says, “Your love has given me much joy and comfort”
(Philemon 1:7). A kind person works for the justice of others. Thoughts
and words are not enough - our life reveals whether we are truly kind.
Do your actions measure up to your attitude?
Mary fell on black ice and broke a leg. Her adjacent neighbours sharing
common walls, never called on Mary, even though they were well informed
of the accident. Are they insensitive to the sufferings of others or are
they unkind at the core or is it due to cultural differences?
Angelina, a 11 year old daughter of a servant with no proper schooling,
is a compassionate angel. Every day in front of her mother's work place
at a busy intersection road, Angelina holds the hands of the blind and
helps them cross the road to the bus stop from their home for the blind
nearby. It’s a sight that really moves you. Meticulously and
religiously, she is there every day without fail to help them cross the
road and put them onto the bus of their destination.
Kindness is an action verb that we should act on. Visit somebody in the
hospital, send birthday cards, cook some food for the needy, help an
elderly person, call somebody who is feeling low, wash plates or vacuum
floors of those who are unable to do so.
Prayer : Jesus, let us be
kind to the needs of others. Generate genuine kindness in our hearts and
minds. We pray for those who spend their time, money and talent in the
altar of kindness. We pray for the people who need attention, care and
love. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Monday, 02 March 2011
Rev. Fr. V. V. Paulose