Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. (Helen Keller, deaf-blind author)
Keller continues, “Your success and happiness lie in you . . . The great enduring realities are love and service.” It’s too true that “barren places” abound; they’re in the crowded cities and rural areas. More serious is the barrenness of soul that cripples so many people, who live without hope. We should heed Keller’s advice, sharing love, kindness, and service to the desolate.
We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. (2 Corinthians 6:6)