Kindness is the fifth fruit of the Spirit. Kindness goes along way toward fueling enduring love between spouses. We continue with our look at the expressions of the Fruit of the Spirit in a believer’s life. (Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 5 of 9)
Few things can spark happiness like an act of kindness towards us. The other day my wife, Tammy, and I were out with four of our six children. It was the middle of the afternoon and I was ready for a Starbucks Dark Roast coffee or a Doppio with one raw sugar. Either way it’s just two dollars and change, and we can be on our way.
However, there were others in the car with me, and it probably wouldn’t be right to just order for myself. I guess the kind thing to do would be to ask if anyone else would like something as well. With great enthusiasm, the response from the back was yes. Once the order was complete, we were far from the two dollars and change I had planned on spending and I was quickly contemplating the need for a second mortgage to pay our bill. I pull up to the window and begin handing out the double-blended Frappes, baked goods, and some other long-named drink. I finally get my Doppio and hand over my card to pay the bill.