Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Oil Of Kindness

   I read of a man who carried a little can of oil wherever he went.  If he passed through a door that squeaked, he poured a drop of oil on the hinges, and if a gate was hard to open, he oiled the latch.  So he passed through life lubricating all the creaking places, making it a little more pleasant for those who followed after him.
   There is no telling how many lives you and I could keep from rusting and squeaking, and how many gates we could open to happiness, if only we would take a little oil of brotherly love and human kindness.  Let us use it wherever we are, for there are many lives rusting away in sin.

- Author unknown; via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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