Love is Kind

Several days ago I was awakened at four  in the morning to the sights and sounds of seven police cars outside my front door.  That is not as uncommon in Hard Bargain as in other areas of town simply because we have a street drug problem.  Sellers and buyers congregate on occasion on Glass St. and deals are made.  I walked outside in my flip flops and pajamas asking the officers what was going on.  They told me that there was a drug bust in progress and they were walking with flashlights up and down Glass St. looking for discarded drugs and paraphernalia.  It looked like a Steven Spielberg movie.  When I told them that I was a pastor at C3 several of them stopped and turned around and one of them said, "Oh, you’re at the Kind Church."  I was surprised to be characterized that way and actually made the policeman say it again,  "did you say Kind?"  "Yes, Kind.  I worked the flood and so many of your people were helping and assisting in every area of the recovery and they were so Kind…"  I don’t know about you, but to be known as Kind is just about as good as it gets.  Love is Kind, Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit in a believers life…  Jesus is Kind and His people are Kind.  If I’ve ever been prouder of our community of faith I can’t remember when that was.  Thanks again for your generosity, love, care and especially Kindness.  Let’s keep praying this week for the transformation of life in our neighborhoods, homes and hearts.  Oh, they didn’t get the drug dealer but they blessed an old pastor.