Be Kind

Scripture reading

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

–Galatians 6:2

Thought of the Day

I just read a quote in this book I have that grabbed me. It was something that a guy named Ian MacLaren had said or written. I decided to find out who this Ian guy was, so I went to the world wide web and looked him up on Google. It appears that Ian MacLaren is really John Watson, a minister in Scotland around 1900. Ian MacLaren is his pseudonym. I found this a little interesting. Why did John Watson need a pseudonym and why did he pick Ian MacLaren? Ian does sound a little more exciting than John I guess. Oh well, I guess I will never know. Anyway, here is what old John/Ian said.

“Be kind, for everyone is carrying a heavy burden.”

Great words. Too often we act and react without knowing what is happening in the lives of those in whom we come in contact. If we did what Ian/John suggests then I bet we will ease those burdens of those around us. Be kind.


Lord, You ease my burdens with Your love. Amen.

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