Last post I introduced “Karpós” which is the Greek word for fruit. And in the New Testament the book of Galatians gives a full list of the fruit we can expect to grow from our time under the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Thinking of Thanksgiving and all that goes into the preparation of the feast, let’s not neglect the preparation of our heart. A leading fruit that would grace our gatherings is kindness.
I look forward to looking at each of the fruits the Spirit desires to produce in our lives but carving out kindness just in time for Thanksgiving will produce the most inviting atmosphere. But remember: Kindness is given no matter if the recipient offers it in return. Kindness cares deeply for the welfare of the individual as Ephesians 4:32 accentuates the depth of caring with the word, tender hearted.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (NLT)
So this Thanksgiving let’s serve up some kindness!