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Acts of Kindness

I recently joined the Innercity Veterans Outreach and Support team and have the privilege of meeting and chatting with some of the most amazing men and women.

During one such conversation, a gentleman told me he wasn’t a Veteran but had been in the service. After spending a few minutes talking to him I realized that it was a matter of how he viewed himself. After giving so much, he still felt so little.

How often do we do that? How often do we downplay something we have done? That volunteer that has given out a sandwich - to some it was just a sandwich and may feel like it was a an insignificant act, yet for the recipient, this had huge meaning.

Often small acts by some have tremendous impacts for others. This is the case for our street friends - one small act on our part means a meal eaten that day. Perhaps it’s a bottle of clean water that they can drink. Perhaps that huge impact is simply just someone taking the time to stop, talk and make sure they are OK.

Jesus told us in Matthew 25:40, 45 (NIV) that “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me". This is when we get to show God’s love unto others.

What act have you taken today to show God’s love to someone?

~Elizabeth, IVOS (Veterans Outreach) Support

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