You know what struck me about ‘doing good and not evil’? If we are walking with our Lord, then this is easy. We would actually have to go out of our way to do evil. And why would we want to? I know husbands sometimes do things that make us want to leave a banana peel on the kitchen floor, but in all honestly, so do we. And the way things work out for me most times, I’m the one who’d step on that peel. :/
It’s not that hard to do good. A smile here, a cup of coffee there. Treat your family as though they were guests. Too many times we treat our friends and acquaintances with far more courtesy and kindness than we do our family. Do we bring a casserole to a friend who broke their leg? I once heard a friend ask her husband if his arms were painted on. Ouch! It took a lot more effort to take that casserole than it does to get him a sandwich (or whatever).
I tweaked my shoulder a few days ago. I don’t know what I did, but it hurts when I do ‘this’. Sometimes I have to do ‘this’. The other morning I got up, grabbed warm, cushy socks and sat down to have coffee with Mr. S. I tried to put my socks on, but the shoulder wasn’t having it. Mr. S put my socks on for me. No big to-do, just a simple, loving action towards his wife. He didn’t even stop talking. It was a small thing, but it was a huge thing. It meant more to me than a dozen roses.
Let’s think about this and try to up our doing good tally. Gold stars will be given!