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A Care Blog. My Vision Statement on Care and Kindness

My Vision Statement on Care and Kindness for this CareBlog--by Jim Kok

For nearly three months I have been experimenting with this blogging venture. Now I must set out a plan.

My ground-level hope is to contribute to the lives of those who want to live out this mission of brightening the world through profound or simple acts of care and kindness. That is the theme of this blog---Care and Kindness. This is my passion in life. I believe it is at the heart of what Jesus' mission was; Jesus wanted to make this world a better place, and someday come again to totally renew this earth and the human race.

This blog will include everything I can think of, or that comes across my line of vision, that might stimulate, inspire or provoke some kind of loving behavior that will directly or indirectly, immediately or gradually, make this world a better place.

Some theological perspectives will be written here. Anecdotes about acts of friendliness, helpfulness, and lovingkindness will be inserted. Quotes and proverbs that speak to the subject will be included. But there will also be miscellaneous tidbits on tangential topics--like prayer, angels, and other spirit-touching topics. These will be added to keep the blog's diversity alive.

Today I want to include a quote from a great book. These words make it clear that our efforts to make this world better are valuable, profoundly beautiful and wonderful. they are part of something very big. So ponder these words:

"Every act of love, gratitude and kindness; every work of art or music inspired by the love of God and delight in the beauty of his creation; every minute spent teaching a severely handicapped child to read or to walk; every act of care and nurture, of comfort and support, for one’s fellow human beings and for that matter one’s nonhuman creatures; and of course every prayer, all Spirit-led teaching, every deed that spreads the Gospel, builds up the church, embraces and embodies holiness rather than corruption, and makes the name of Jesus honored in the world—all of this will find its way, through the resurrecting power of God, into the new creation that God will one day make. That is the logic of the mission of God. God’s recreation of his wonderful world, which began with the resurrection of Jesus and continues mysteriously as God’s people live in the risen Christ and in the power of his Spirit, means that what we do in Christ and by the Spirit in the present is not wasted. It will last all the way into God’s new world. In fact, it will be enhanced there.” Surprised by Hope , N.T. Wright, p. 208

If you read this or any part of this Careblog on care and Kindness, please leave a word or two. To keep writing is helped so much by knowing there are readers---- Jim Kok-Careblog Writer

1 comment:

  1. Keep writing these blogs! They are excellent. Your vision of Care and Kindness is outstanding. We have used your 90% of Helping book for many classes and training at our church through the years. Great info!