Sunny Blossoms | The Ultimate Kindness

“Kindness” by Martha S.

Today’s Kindness blossom came from my pen friend, Martha S. She painted the sunflower [with a nod to the Ukraine] for International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month. It was refreshing to see a card that simply reminded us of kindness. 

If we think about it, it all comes down to that. Doesn’t it? If we were more compassionate and thought as highly of others as we think of ourselves, women’s rights wouldn’t need to be a thing!

I know that sounds simplistic. Social structures/constructions are complex, and for some reason, humans have an almost innate suspicion of those who are not like them; furthermore, in many cultures, men have been conditioned to see women as inferior to them. These attitudes seem to be at the root of all unkindness—even in our “smaller” interpersonal interactions.

I wish I could pinpoint the moment where [some] men decided that women were inferior to men. Some point to Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden or Scripture in general, but the argument is not supported in Scripture. What Scripture does uphold is that we are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27); we are part of a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9); and God desires an abundant life for all of us (John 10:10b). And, the best part–His mercy, grace, and salvation are available to all!

That is the ultimate kindness. 

9 thoughts on “Sunny Blossoms | The Ultimate Kindness

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    I watched a show recently on the horrors that women go through in some south American countries. The machismo rules, and women are thought to be good for one thing only. And they start the abuse early. Children are not safe. Women can’t even find safety in their own homes. Horrible. Heartbreaking. Your question is a good one. When did man decided some humans were less than.
    We recently had a horrible incident here in town, and all I can do is pray when I think about it. An older gentleman was knocked out by a fast food employee. It was a shocking and brutal attack. And we are a small town! If we could just regain some common courtesy, and kindness. Do unto others. These images have been on my mind. Very sad. Thank you for this sunny moment, Chandra.🙏🙏🙏🙏🌻

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    Yes! Yes! And while we are at it, let’s not forget Galatians 3:28… written by a guy many consider to be fairly unenlightened in matters of gender justice: “There is no longer Jew or Greek; there is no longer slave or free; there is no longer male and female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”

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