Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A stranger picked up some trash...

...and I began to wonder why people do nice things. Why do people stop to pick up someone else's litter? Why do people give you the ten cents you need to buy a cup of coffee? Why do they send cards at birthdays or in times of illness or death? Why do people give you a chunk of money when you don't deserve it?

I know that often my acts of kindness are motivated by my love for Jesus. He would want me to take care of the earth and people around me. I love him more than anyone in this world and trust him completely. He would ask this of me. But what about other people. What motivates people to be kind to one another and this earth?

-Musings while studying at Starbucks on a rainy morning