🐝KIND. “Kind” by definition refers to character & nature, and is one of the most noticeable of the BE List.
For being kind is evident in not only words, but in our actions. Kindness cannot be expressed without it already dwelling in the heart showing it.
And being kind is often most noticeable when a person of greater strength, wealth or position shows kindness towards someone weaker, often with lack and in great need.
No one shows being kind more to me than Jesus.
When He walked amongst us, He treated all – including the young, the sick, the women, the outsiders, very much not the norm in His day – with kindness. Even in how He spoke in anger, it was always because He was offended by religion and longing for a return to relationship. He didn’t want going to the temple to be about rules and regulations, but about genuine connection and faith.
Jesus always got to the heart of the matter through being kind, and the second characteristic which is closely tied to it – which is tomorrow topic to take a closer look at!
If you and I want to be seen as different wherever we go, a kind heart will go far to speaking without words!