Today I have been surprised by two stories. One small, random act that shows human apathy and cruelty: this video of a Hungarian camerawoman who decides to kick and trip a refugee carrying a child across police lines.
And one that shows human kindness. A 95-year-old Jew named George Weidenfeld, who was rescued from Vienna and given a safe haven by Christians in London during World War II, is returning the favor to Christian Syrians. His goal is to rescue 2,000 families. Here’s the article: Repaying Christian Kindness
Because of God’s common grace, we humans can show kindness to each other in spite of our innate sinfulness. I read a verse today that reminded me to depend more fully upon that grace:
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.”
(John 6:63, ESV)