Chivalry Is Not Dead

by | Jun 4, 2024 | God's Hands, Kindness

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

(Ephesians 4:32 ESV)

“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”

(Luke 6:31 ESV)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

(John 13:34-35 ESV)

I went to Walmart yesterday morning. It was raining, and I did not have an umbrella. There was a guy who stopped at the back of my car. He asked if I wanted to share his umbrella. In our short walk to the door, I found out he was a farmer. He was a kind gentleman who wished me well as we parted ways.

Being kind to someone never goes out of style. It’s always better to be kind and polite to others.

I was on the receiving end of both kindness and rudeness yesterday morning. A lane opened, and I was waiting for someone to move, so I asked if she was going in the aisle that had just opened. She glared at me and just stood there a little longer. She finally glared at me again and went to check out.

Kindness never goes out of style. It never grows old. But for some reason, we seem to forget that a little kindness goes a long way. The phrase “What Would Jesus Do” comes to mind. What would He have done if that woman glared at Him? I believe He would have wished her well and waited His turn. I chose a different lane. We need to be more like Jesus. We need to be kinder and loving to all. We also need to keep our temper in check when provoked.

So whenever you have a situation come up that challenges you, ask yourself what would Jesus do? Then do it.

Have a great day, everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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Chivalry Is Not Dead