The congregation needs it.

“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi

Kind contact:

A smile.

Looking them in the eyes when you talk.

A handshake.

Pat on the back.

Hand on the shoulder.

A hug.

Kind words:


“How are you”

“You first”.

“How can I help you?”

“Is everything ok?”

“Let me get that for you”.

“I really appreciate that.”

“You did good.”

“Thank you.”

Kind works: 

Opening a door.

Letting someone merge.

Fixing a flat.

Paying their toll.

Shoveling the walk.

Bringing them lunch.

Taking them home.

At first blush, these small acts might seem kind of inconsequential.  Irrelevant.  Trivial. Small.

Perhaps.  But only to me. The one on the giving end.

How about those that are on the receiving end?

To them, these small acts may be the biggest, best and most affirming things to happen to them that day.  Week. Month.

Or even longer.

You can never really know what  struggles another may be facing.  What may be a speed bump for you might be Mt. Everest to someone else.  Cold.  Windswept.  Insurmountable.

Your daily homily might be what pulls them back off the edge.

And saves them.

So never overlook the impact of your homily.  Or skip your sermon.

The congregation needs it.


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