March 1, 2018

1 John 3:16-18

I like this analogy I ran across on Facebook:

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill your coffee?

“Well, because someone bumped into me of course.” Wrong. You spilled your coffee because there was coffee in your cup; had there been tea in there, you would have spilled your tea.

Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out.

Goodness and Kindness—two sides of the same coin. Goodness is the inner quality of a virtuous character; a renewed mind; a regenerated heart. Kindness is when that virtuous character slops out onto other people. Your daily choice is what to put in your cup!