Showing Kindness to Others


What is a practical way you can teach your children about how God tells us to clothe ourselves with kindness?


Thank God for your family and friends. Ask Him to help you always treat other people with kindness.


Before mealtime, have each family member gather five shirts. Any style will work. The idea is to have a stash of shirts to pull from. As you prepare for dinner—setting the table, filling drinks, serving food—kindly offer to help one another with tasks. You may also compliment a task well done: "Wow, Mom! This smells great." As you are kind to another member of your family, put on one of your shirts. The goal is to put on all your shirts.


Each shirt you put on was a symbol of kindness you showed to a member of your family. You were demonstrating the action of Colossians 3:12. In that verse, God tells us to clothe ourselves with kindness. As you did and said kind things, you were showing kindness that comes from God.


  • Tell about some ways other people have shown kindness to you
  • How can you show kindness? Why is this important?

Colossians 3:12

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