Treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend all the care, kindness, and understanding you can. (Og Mandino, late American author)

How would our lives be changed if we followed Mandino’s advice? How would it affect our community, our world? If we knew our death was imminent, would we be more concerned about ourselves or those we engage during our remaining hours? Those are really tough questions, but there is no doubt that we should learn to care and encourage no matter how much time we have.

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12)