Small Acts of "Goodness"

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Sunday - 9:15 AM Sunday School, 10:30 AM Worship Service

by: Denise Robinson

09/09/2021

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We know the Bible has a lot to say about "doing good" and, as Methodists, that is one of our "three simple rules" (do no harm, do good, stay in love with God). 

Galatians 6:9-10: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."

Isaiah 1:17: "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."


Matthew 25:40: "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"

Sometimes, though, I think we think "doing good" refers to big things like giving money, volunteering somewhere, marching against oppression. It certainly can be those things, but some days the "big" things can be overwhelming. We forget that every day we can do little acts of good in our world - say "please" and "thank you" or "have a blessed day," greet someone with a smile, pray for someone, let someone pull out ahead of us in traffic, make someone laugh, send a "thinking of you" card, surprise someone with an encouraging phone call, etc. 

What small act of intentional goodness can you do today?
We know the Bible has a lot to say about "doing good" and, as Methodists, that is one of our "three simple rules" (do no harm, do good, stay in love with God). 

Galatians 6:9-10: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."

Isaiah 1:17: "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."


Matthew 25:40: "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"

Sometimes, though, I think we think "doing good" refers to big things like giving money, volunteering somewhere, marching against oppression. It certainly can be those things, but some days the "big" things can be overwhelming. We forget that every day we can do little acts of good in our world - say "please" and "thank you" or "have a blessed day," greet someone with a smile, pray for someone, let someone pull out ahead of us in traffic, make someone laugh, send a "thinking of you" card, surprise someone with an encouraging phone call, etc. 

What small act of intentional goodness can you do today?
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