Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)We live in a busy world. Too often we forget the impact we have on other people’s lives. We don’t think that a few small words of acknowledgement make that much of a difference. We can’t always see how others cherish our kindnesses. We don’t always know that someone else files our words of encouragement on their computers and in their hearts. We may never know the extent to which a simple pause in our day to share love becomes an impetus for it to spread beyond what we will ever see. When you understand the impact encouragement can have in spreading good in the world, it’s hard to keep it a secret – even for the best CIA agent.
Copyright 2019 Lara Patangan
About the Author
Lara Patangan is a freelance writer and mother of two boys. She believes the merits of mercy are among our greatest gifts as Christians. Her first book about works of mercy will be published in the spring by Our Sunday Visitor. Please visit MercyMatters.net to join this community that believes in the power of mercy to change the world.