“Be kind to people until you make your first million. After that people will be nice to you.” -selected
Someone said that when you are good to others, you are best to yourself.
In his book Les Miserables, Victor Hugo tells of Jean Valjean, whose only crime was the theft of a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving children. After serving 19 years, he was released from the galleys. Unable to find work because he had been a convict, he came to the home of a good old bishop who kindly gave him his supper and a bed for a night.
Yielding to temptation he stole the Bishop’s silver plates and slipped out, but was soon caught and returned. The kind bishop said to his captors, “Why, I gave them to him. And Jean, you forgot to take the candlesticks.” Jean was astounded at such kindness, and this brought about his salvation.
A little deed of kindness can turn a sinner to the Saviour.
John Wesley had this for his rule of life and let me end my sharing for today:
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
We are all fellow passengers on a dot of earth. And each of us, in the span of time , has really only a moment among our companions.
Never return a kindness. Pass it on.
See you at the road my friend.
God be Praised!