@ InSpire Teens we are CONNECTED together in order to GROW in our faith, and challenge one another to DISCOVER ourselves and our faith in Jesus.
In a world obsessed with 'getting my way', kindness seeks the good of others. Have you ever spent time with someone who’s unpleasant to be around because they’re always complaining and finding fault in everything ... even when life seems to be rainbows and butterflies? Sometimes it’s difficult to be around people like that.
Now, imagine the kindest person you’ve ever met. What’s the difference? What is it that makes that person so kind?
I bet if we were to take a poll, most of us would want to be more like the person who’s kind. The Bible has quite a bit to say about kindness. Let’s explore some key passages below. A beautiful passage that shows this is Titus 3:4-6:
But when the kindness of and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (NIV)
Examine your interactions with people this week and ask yourself: in what ways have I been kind to others? In what ways have I been unkind?
Ask God’s Spirit to show you areas in your life where you need to improve on being kind to others, and then ask for help to overcome those areas.
- List out possible ways that you might be kind to others, and then set some goals for your week on who you might reach out to others with kindness in your life.
- Pray and ask God to show His kindness through you this week.
May the Lord be with you this week as you seek to be kind to others
During their Grade 9/10 year the teens are prepared for Confirmation. Contact the parish office to find out when these classes will take place