STOP AND THINK – Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone: kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own. (Adam Lindsay Gordon, 19th century Australian poet)
We might not think of life as “froth and bubble,” but we can certainly benefit from Gordon’s conclusion that kindness and courage are rocks to build your life on. You will more likely be remembered for your kindness to others and your courage in the midst of life’s struggles than you will be the fun and games you enjoyed with others.
It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. (Proverbs 14:21) Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
(1 Corinthians 16:13)