“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Bishop Desmond Tutu
(small hands reach out to oneanother /Julie Cook / 2020)
In a world gone mad…
writhing in the throes of the pain, anger, and hate…
I want kindness.
I want kindness over the mob’s desire for retribution.
I want kindness over the mob’s desire for retaliation.
I want kindness over the mob’s desire for contrition.
I want kindness over the mob’s desire for revenge.
I want kindness over the mob’s demands for lawlessness.
I want kindness over the mob’s desire for destruction.
I want life and not the taking of life.
Kindness is the first step to healing.
Kindness is the first step toward change.
Kindness is not weak.
Kindness is not passive.
Kindness requires courage.
Kindness requires action.
Kindness is not reactive.
Kindness is proactive.
Kindness takes more effort than anger or hate—
Anger and hate are reactionary…kindness is control and thought-filled.
Kindness is the path less traveled
but it is the only path that will lead to both healing and eventual resolution.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return,
and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High,
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.