Saturday, May 11, 2024

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ
God forgave you.

Scripture Insights

In a world filled with angst and division, today’s scripture serves as a guiding light to remind us of the profound importance of kindness, compassion, and forgiveness in our daily lives. It encourages us to set aside our grievances, resentment, and judgments, choosing empathy and forgiveness instead. We are called to embrace others and prioritize the well-being of our neighbors over ourselves and our own desires. By extending kindness and compassion, we not only heal the wounds of others but also invite the mending of our own hearts and lives.
It’s easy to find excuses to hold onto anger, grudges, or bitterness. Instead, let us be kind and compassionate to one another, mirroring the boundless forgiveness God has shown us through Christ. Through simple acts of love and forgiveness, we can bridge divides, restore broken relationships, and create an environment of harmony and unity. In doing so, we become vessels of God’s grace, radiating his love to a world in need of healing. May we be reminded often that we have been forgiven much, and it is our privilege to extend that forgiveness and love to others.

Today’s Prayer

Lord, help us to become more like you every day as we reflect your love and grace to those around us. May our words and actions be filled with kindness, compassion, and forgiveness in stark contrast to the harsh and judgmental world in which we live.

—Justin Pickard
USA/Canada Regional Youth Coordinator

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