Kill Them With Kindness

A man who overheard women in the next booth talking pejoratively about members of his race decided to fight back – with kindness. The man, an aboriginal in Australia, had a pot of tea delivered to the ladies’ table, along with a note on the receipt that the tea was “compliments of the two aboriginals sitting at the next table.”

I’m reminded of Jesus’ command to love your enemies, and of Paul’s admonition (Romans 12:17, 21) not to repay evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good. As the young man commented on his Facebook post, “I could’ve unleashed a tirade of abuse, but that wouldn’t have helped.” Instead, he was inspired to be a peacemaker.

Would that we all could do the same!

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