Doing What Jesus Would Do

    “Doing What Jesus Would Do,” Friend, May 2020

    Doing What Jesus Would Do

    Friend Magazine, 2020/05 May

    Illustrations by Stephanie Mackay

    Recently a close friend told me some heartbreaking news. Her dog, Holly, had died! My friend, Alli, had really loved her dog.

    As soon as I heard the news, I was devastated. Alli and I had spent year after year playing with and admiring Holly. Once we worked hard to give Holly a bath on a hot summer day. As soon as we finished washing her, she ran into the mud and her legs got all dirty!

    I wanted to do something to help Alli feel better. So I made her a care package and delivered it to her doorstep. She loved the kindness I showed her. We spent a few moments of silence as we hugged each other and cried.

    When I left, I realized I had done the right thing. Comforting someone is what Jesus Christ would have done. I know that everyone can set a good example and follow Christ.

    Kindness Challenge

    You can make a care package for someone who needs extra love. Here are some ideas.

    • Draw a picture or write a nice note.

    • Pack useful things, like tissues, pens, a notebook, or lip balm.

    • Make a treat or pack a snack.

    • Include something soft, like fuzzy socks or a small stuffed animal.

    “Be ye kind” (Ephesians 4:32).