by: Gillian Ford
Contributor: Rev. Ken Brown
One of the aspirational expressions in our newly adopted Statement of Inclusion is:
As we strive for deeper understanding of the sacred worth of each person and the holy nature of Christian community, we endeavor to turn our words into deliberate policies, practices, and natural acts of kindness.
Huh, natural acts of kindness? “What in the world is that?” someone asked me. Now I have and answer thanks to Adam and Amelia, two amazing Trinity children. This story (sent to me by their mom, Jessica) sheds light on the opportunity we have as a church to be a vessel for kindness:
I have to share a story with you! My two oldest: Adam (8) and Amelia (5-1/2), started a Kindness Club with our neighbor kids. They’re focused on doing random acts of kindness. At their first meeting they painted rocks with pictures and sayings like “Be Brave,” “You’re beautiful,” and my favorite, “You Rock!” (Get it?