The Miracle Of Kindness

31 Jul

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was a great writer, publisher, and lecturer.  He was also renowned as a humorist.  His one liners always had zip and zing.  But, many of his one liners also spoke to great truths as does today’s quote.

How can a deaf person hear?  How can a blind person see?  Through the miracle of the language of kindness.  A person does not need to see or hear to know that someone is being kind.  A person does not need many senses in order to sense the kindness of another.  Kindness is a universal language that spans nationalities, socioeconomic levels, and disabilities.  Kindness, lived well, touches the hearts and minds of all.

I believe one of the reasons kindness speaks so loudly is because it is something that is not done alone.  When we are kind to another person, we are not the only one acting.  When we are kind, we actually allow the Lord to work through our actions as well.  That is what allows the blind to see our kindness and the deaf to hear our kindness.  They are seeing and hearing God.

When we are cruel to others, we are doing that totally on our own.  When we are kind to others, we are working in concert with God.  Isn’t it wonderful to be able to go to bed at night, close your eyes, and say to yourself, “I worked with God today?”

FAITH ACTION:  Even when tempted not to, be kind to everyone you encounter today in order to allow the Lord to touch their hearts.