This month in Kingdom Avenue the lessons are all about kindness. There’s a twist to it and this month’s theme is Undercover Kindness. The goal is to teach kids to be undercover with their kindness. Kindness isn’t about the reward you get for doing something kind; it’s about helping others and shining the light of Christ. Acts of kindness don’t need to have a reward; they can be done with out someone even noticing.
This month I challenge you to do some undercover kindness. Wash the dishes without being told, write an encouraging note to your kids anonymously, or even pay for the person behind you coffee in the drive through. You don’t need a present in return, a thank you, or even an extra jewel in your crown when you get in to heaven. Just act in kindness because your following the example that Christ gave us, "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” – Luke 6:35. Kindness is something that is needed in this sin stricken world. It’s going to look weird and be uncommon but it is necessary and is something we are called to do. If you go make to the Dark Night Trilogy there’s a line that might better apply, Henri Ducard: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share. Bruce Wayne: That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.