So, Aldi’s is about to open soon, very soon! They closed to rebuild and are reopening with a brand new glass, modern look.Their prices are the most affordable around. As a grad student, two years ago in KCK, I spent my standard 25 bucks a week there and ate like royalty. I’ve since, in the interim, been cobbling a grocery store pattern between Walmart, Price Chopper and QTrip runs--as well as a local food pantry in Shawnee.
Shawnee Community Services has been in operation for over 35 years.
During lunch, at Shawnee, there is a huge rush of all types of people: Latino, black, white, young, old, low income and working poor. People are grabbing their one dessert, two veggies and all you can carry breads. It was a sustained act of kindness that kept that food pantry going over three decades.
Hardship seems to be the great equalizer. Tough times are no respecter of persons. Yet, hardship is also a vehicle for the expression of mass actions of kindness. Titus 3:4-5 says, “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” (KJV).
Kindness and mercy are the social glue of any society. Like the hospitality of Abraham when the messenger of the Lord met him and told Abraham that he’d be the father of many nations, our kindness to strangers and one another is a measure of our faith. God’s mercy is the starting place of grace, the foundation of His Kingdom on earth.
Check out 40 Best Bible Verses about Kindness. You’ll be sure to have an added pep in your step!
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