News and Media Blog Devotions - Rick Woodward (22/07/19) Monday's devotions was led by Rick. He talked to us about 'Kindness'. Hospices of Hope is an organisation built on kindness- we know it is fundamental in the front line work in our countries, but how about here in the office? Galations 5:22-23 says ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.’ Colossians 3:12 says ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ How can we in the office show kindness? Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Be Supportive Don’t talk behind people’s backs Don’t criticise Do encourage Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Be Straightforward Be honest and supportive Give feedback sensitively Words can hurt, guard how you use them Galations 3:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. Who wouldn’t appreciate A phone call? A cup of coffee? A lunch invite? A hospital visit? An offer of help? Rick finished by sharing this video with us. It is about small acts of kindness and how they can have a profound effect on people.