Fresh Kindness

St Peter says we entrust our whole lives to God by doing good. These good works are fresh moments of kindness and love to others. They could be something as simple as picking up the trash in your neighbors yard, holding open a door for someone whose arms are full, helping a young child struggling with a task, speaking encouraging words to a co-worker filled with stress and anxiety, or even putting out water for a stranger’s pet. 

Part of a morning prayer by Elder Sophrony says:

“Enable me at all times in this coming day to speak and act for you, to your glory, in your fear, according to your will, with a pure spirit, with humility, patience, love, gentleness, peace, courage, wisdom and prayer, aware everywhere of your presence.”

If we learn to fill our lives with abundant moments of fresh and simple kindness, we entrust our lives to God, speaking and acting for him. And through that process we learn to be aware of his presence in the details of our lives.

Image created with a Sony a7riii, Lightroom and Photoshop.

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