Coco Calling No.190 - Small Acts of Kindness
There’s one particular human that I really rather like. And his name is Pope Francis. Whenever I see him on the TV, he’s always wearing some strange white plumage and a rather natty crest muffler. I like him because he cares about creation and about the wellbeing of humans. And every so often, he comes out with a real pearl of wisdom which makes me sit up on my perch. It was a few months ago that he said this:
“Small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God’s love best.” (Pope Francis: 1936 – present: Head of the Roman Catholic Church since 2013).
And it’s true. Kindness even on a small scale can make a real difference. And Pope Francis knows that “kindness” needs to be a word of action rather than something that we simply talk about.
So how do we put kindness into action? Well, I probably don’t need to answer that because a great many humans are already showing extraordinary kindness towards the Ukrainian refugees that have fled their homes. In the U.K., over 150,000 families that have offered up rooms in their homes. In Poland and Slovakia, local humans have left prams and buggies at railway stations to help refugees arriving with small children.