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Author: uglyducklingcompany
Published: 29/09/2014

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Be kind. Be kinder than people expect. Give gifts away, open the door for people, smile at them, and be ready to listen when people are troubled.

Rationale

Jesus teaches us to "walk the extra mile" (Matthew 5:41). No matter what the situation, show God's love by expressing kindness beyond what is expected. A kind gift, an encouragement even a smile demonstrates love of God. People often ask, "what can I do to witness to my friends?" The answer is simple, it starts with a smile. Being kind doesn't cost much, but by choosing to express the joy that knowing Jesus has given you, you glorify God and testify to his goodness.

John Stott highlights the Christian mission 'embraces the church's double vocation of service to be "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world." For Christ sends his people into the earth to be its salt, and sends his people into the world to be its light (Matthew 5:13-16)' (Stott 1975: 48 [Christian Mission In The Modern World]).

Outcome

People will feel cared for and supported by Christians and will wonder why they are like they are, opening up opportunities for discussion about the Christian faith.

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