It is such a small, simple request, but yet one that has the ability to speak volumes when given the chance.
Recently, I read a story about a woman who was attempting to hail a cab outside of her New York City office building. As if that wasn't hard enough in and of itself, she was doing so with a broken leg and a set of crutches, making it nearly impossible. Seeing the trouble the woman was having, television host Hoda Kotb, came to the woman's aid, hailing her a cab and giving the cab driver the money to take the woman wherever she needed to go.
"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop (Greek fable writer)
This may seem like a random post, but for whatever reason, when my pastor mentioned the phrase "bring kindness back", I immediately thought of the Justin Timberlake song and couldn't help but chuckle to myself right there in the pews.
I laugh because it's such a random connection, but I think the underlying message is very important. We all struggle with the messages that the world sends us and, Christian or not, we really may not want to follow the world's lead. And that is OK.
"Be kind and compassionate to one another..." Ephesians 4:32