Stretch and keep stretching

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Prov. 3:3-4

A good reputation starts with how we treat other people. Kindness and loyalty are almost automatic responses toward people we like. It’s not hard to be kind and loyal when we believe somebody’s earned it from us. The stretch is extending kindness and loyalty when we don’t have to or want to.

Lord, stretch my capacity for kindness and loyalty.