The centurion cared for his servant when sick, took pains to see him restored, did not despise the Jews when many Gentiles did, and gave liberally to the synagogue, loving Israel not only in word and tongue, but in deed.

Let us show kindness to everyone like him.  Let us strive to have an eye ready to see, a hand ready to help, a heart ready to feel, and a will ready to do good to all.  Let us be ready to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.  This is the way to recommend our religion and make it beautiful before men.

Kindness is a grace that all can understand.  This is one way to be like our blessed Savior.  If there is one feature in his character more notable than another, it is his unwearied kindness and love.  There is one way to be happy in the world and see good days.  Kindness always brings its own reward.  The kind person will seldom be without friends. – J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

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