My Problem with Random Acts of Kindness

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“and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8

I have a problem with random acts of kindness.If you have not noticed yet, there’s a trend happening via social media in response to the tragedy in Newtown. Check out the story and hashtags #20Acts, #26Acts, 26ActsOfKindness on Twitter.

I think this is awesome. I’m joining in. So what’s my problem with random acts of kindness?

Kindness isn’t random. It is intentional.

To be kind is an assent of the will to be good as opposed to evil. It is the beauty of free will exercised opposite to the evil we experienced last Friday. The beauty of #20Acts is intentionally loving others. My hope for myself and others is to not stop at 20, 26, or 28 acts of kindness. May it simply become our disposition daily. To be a disciple of Christ is an intentional way of life.

I loved what my friend Clayton Imoo wrote on facebook:

“Still saddened and in shock by Friday’s tragedy in Newtown. Instead of saying that it helps put things in perspective…I hope to never lose that perspective in the first place. May God help us all.”

I guess that’s the challenge. To not fall back into complacency and allow selfishness to become the standard. To live every day, every moment intentionally.

How do we keep Micah 6:8 ringing true to how we live daily? How do you live intentionally? 

I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions!

Today my daughter kept me honest by demanding to dance with her in our pyjamas instead of cleaning dishes. I danced. There was nothing random about that.

Peace

-Colm

Colm Leyne

Colm Leyne is a Christian Father, Husband, & Best Uncle Ever.

In Youth Ministry for 16 years, now as Coordinator for Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He strives to speak & write things that others find uplifting and empowering.


Colm Leyne


Colm Leyne is a Christian Father, Husband, & Best Uncle Ever.

In Youth Ministry for 16 years, now as Coordinator for Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He strives to speak & write things that others find uplifting and empowering.



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