Sowing Kindness

Ever heard of the saying, “You reap what you sow.” (Gal 6:7)

Familiar, right?

There are two things I like most about farming- sowing and harvesting. However, I am not going to talk about agriculture. Neither, I want to teach you how to plant. You can do it, I bet you.

Nonetheless, I want to tell you the importance of kindness in sowing in connection to our relational life.

I vividly remember my mother who was a farmer. I would love going with her every season for planting especially sowing time. I am always fascinated by how she diligently prepare the seed with so much care. I am still in awe of how she reads the weather and the right timing of sowing. I am captivated on how she swings her arm as she throws the seed to the ground. And, how every sway has been coupled with a whisper of prayers. As a farmer, everything she does signifies connections to everything she is, and that exists.

Sowing is not just throwing seeds. Sowing is coating every seed with goodness that one has as a person. It has to come from a real act of kindness recognizing that the seed has life and will generate and sustain life. Sowing is an act of scattering seeds on land so that they may grow. As it grows, great care has to accompany on the process. With that, you become hopeful for a bountiful harvest.

Sowing is an act of kindness. Kindness is an act of caring and having a warm spirit. To have a warm spirit means to have good positive energy in you. Negativity has no place to a kind person. For, a kind person only shows positive seeds in life. Kindness enkindle kindness while harshness creates pain and suffering. Just as the scripture said, “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap unfailing love.” (Hosea 10:12)

So, let us be kind. Let us be kind to one another. And, make that kindness ripples to everyone we encounter. By then, we will be surprised that we are living in a better and kinder society.

Start from a simple act of kindness. Start from what you can do at the moment.

Be a catalyst of kindness.