What is your motivation when you help another, when you do a good thing, when you serve?
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. Acts 9:36
On the surface, who does not want to always do good and help the poor? I mean, it sounds like the correct thing to think and say right? To say otherwise seems too pompous, too raw, too real. Let’s face it—we are too polite for that, aren’t we?
As a result, people say what you want to hear and do what they want to do without considering that the two never meet. Yes, even those who profess Christianity are susceptible to this.
There are, however, those who have spiritual gifts of kindness. They are not simply doing good works and helping those in need because they are nice people. They are not doing it for self-gain. They do it because they have been divinely created to minister in this way. Have you ever taken a moment to meditate on the power of such awareness? These people are truly special. Their impact is inspiring.
I am challenging myself to become more aware of these people in my life. I know that I need to identify and appreciate them while they are alive. The examples, lessons, and insights they illustrate through the alignment of their words and actions are treasures. The positive impact that they have on individuals and communities is far-stretching. They represent so much love in a world where hate makes common headlines. We need to see love in action. I need to see more of this. Don’t you?