Have you been intentionally seeking out ways to be kind to others? Have you found new ways to love people you don’t even know? Jesus calls us to show mercy in this world. This weekend, find ONE way to be kind to someone, serve someone or to go above and beyond for someone. After all, Scripture tells us that when you do something for someone else, including the least of these, you are doing it for Christ.
While I am not a fan of the image of a fishbowl where we, as humans, swim around and God is watching our every move. Instead, I like to think that God is with us in our living and so knows what we do and how we act. Revelation 20:12 says:
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds
I certainly want my deeds to reflect acts of mercy rather than acts of selfishness. However, my theology calls me to be merciful and kind to others for a different reason. It is not so I can gain salvation. It is not so my deeds will be judged nicely when I die. I want to do acts of Mercy because it might make God smile. How awesome is it that every time I show love for someone, my Creator is proud of me and smiles at my deeds. That is worth the effort to show love.