The Little Kindnesses and Self-denials of Christian Living!

I saw this today in my reading. Gosh, what if we were more intentional in trying to do this?

The Little Kindnesses and Self-denials of Christian Living!

By Henrietta Wilson, from “Little things” 1852.“

Ephesians 4:32

Look around you, first in your own family, then among your friends and neighbors, and see whether there is not someone you can show to — someone . . .
whose little you can lighten,
whose little you may lessen,
whose little you can promote,
whose little and you can gratify.

Cheerfully giving up our own pleasures to minister to others, is one of the little kindnesses and self-denials of Christian living. Doing little things that nobody likes to do, but which must be done by someone, is another.

It may seem to many, that if they avoid little unkindnesses, they must necessarily be doing all that is required. But it is not enough to abstain from sharp words, sneering tones, petty contradictions, or daily little irritations. — not merely passive and inoffensive.

Colossians 3:12, 14

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