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Love IS . . .
KIND . . .
Considerate and thoughtful,
always thinking about
significant little things.
Preparing the way
as if knowing every detail
making it smooth.
Affectionate and gracious
like an attentive waiter.
gentle and consistent
Wearing a smiling invitation
yet beacons your heart . . .
Kindness is another attribute which Love exhibits all the time and humanity usually recognizes this represented in any image of a doting Grandmother. Probably that's why she is called a Grand - mother :))
When she knows you are going to visit, she prepares your favorite cookies and cakes or anything she knows you Love! There is always something in the tins to enjoy.
Kindness is always attentive and courteously wants to serve your needs. When meeting kindness one almost feels obligated to receive from its vast treasuries of tactile care.
No matter what state a person is in when meeting kindness, there is the sense of no matter what your state is, when you are greeted, it's overlooked.
Life is a conundrum of experiences which unfortunately equip us to fight for our place in society rather than serve with our gifts and talents. The security we seek is found within our heart in who we KNOW we are.
Kindness serves with awareness and has the ability to discern needs and where possible provide them or direct them to the source.
In Joshua 2, there is an amazing story of Rahab who showed kindness to the scouts and cared for them. She knew who these 2 men were and asked for her kindness to be returned which saved her household. There are some awesome nuggets of truth written between the lines in that chapter.
# - Have you experienced the amazing attributes of kindness and received from its hand? Discuss the event.
# - In the story of Rahab, what did you learn from the outcome of kindness being presented? Did you notice the details she went to?
# - Kindness is also a fruit of the Spirit, Gal 5:22. This will be worked into you as Jesus is formed in you. Are you pursuing Him and experiencing and manifesting kindness as His change is working in you? How is this manifesting?
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
1 Corinthians 13:4 AMP