Doing What Jesus Would Do
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“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).