Summary: Jesus is our great example of showing kindness in the face of evil.
Luke 6:35 tells us “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.”
In life and ministry, we will encounter different people. There are VCPs (Very Challenging People). There are VNPs (Very Needy People). You might run into some VAPs (Very Antagonistic People).
Ministry is a high calling. We are called to “do good” with no expectation of earthly remuneration or recognition. Why do we do it? Why do we endure the misled, the mistaken and even those who seek to malign us? The Most High is our example. He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Thank you for your love to all as you serve. Your reward will be great. Can you think of a time or a situation where you were a VCP or a VNP or even a VAP in someone else’s life or ministry? When I consider the challenges I have been to the lives of others, it gives me fuel to handle others with a greater measure of grace today.
Who do you need to love today, regardless of their challenge to your life and ministry? Can you be kind to the ungrateful today?