The family gathered again for devotions before bedtime. Dad read from Ephesians four which concludes with the powerful command, “And be ye kind one to another” (Ephesians 4:32). He challenged the family to put that truth into action and that he would like to hear how they would do this tomorrow.
A brief reminder of that challenge from dad the next morning and the family was on their way. That evening in devotions the various members of the family reported about the many times they were kind to someone. It was quite a blessing to hear the reports. Dad and mom were so pleased.
Then as the kids were off to bed, dad overheard his youngest sons wrestling as they headed upstairs. One said to the other, “I hope that doesn’t mean I have to be kind to you!” To which the older said, “You have to be kind to me, or I’ll sit on your head!”
Dad looked at his wife and said, “I think we have a little more work to do. But at least it is a good start.”