Thursday, 30 Sep 2021
Title: Acts of Random Kindness
By: Richard YW Yeoh
⁴⁴“ they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you? ⁴⁵Then he will answer, I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me”
From the early 60s, when I was a young lad of seven, I used to accompany my grandma to the open-air market at PJ Old Town (there was no market building yet then). I was fascinated by the pretty tropical fish at a stall. One day, the seller netted a few fish and gifted them to me. This random act of kindness left a lifelong impression on me.
Later in life, I had many teachers who took a personal interest in my progress in school and many a time treated me like a little brother. In those simple days of a bygone era, I had teachers who would take me to the movies, to the ice cream parlour (as they were known then), give me a ride to school as they passed my bus stop, teach me to play the guitar, to do the high jump etc. And of course, share with me about God’s salvation and His Love for me.
My purpose in sharing these true stories is to highlight how impactful and motivating these random acts of kindness can be to children and younger persons. Indeed our little acts of kindness and concern for people who cross our paths is the very essence of showing love for one another.
Let us, therefore, endeavour to live by this credo and most importantly, to never pass up any opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be a good testimony for Christ in our interaction with others.
Truly, people must see the Love of God shine through our lives.
“O Lord, May it be that in each and every day that I am alive in this earthly life, I may always reach out in love and kindness to others around me and be a good testimony of Jesus’ unfailing love for all humanity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
题目：“ 随机善举 ”
作者： Richard YW Yeoh
经文： 马太福音 25章：44-45节 *
从 60 年代初，当我还是个七岁的小伙子时，经常陪奶奶去 PJ 老城的露天市场（当时还没有市场建筑）的我，被一个摊位上漂亮的热带鱼迷住了。