How do you want to be remembered?

By The Mad Preacher

picture-quotes-why-kindness-worksI know what I want on my grave marker. I thought about putting “Not at the address any longer.” But that was too silly, even for me. Then about 2 years ago I was in the elevator in my building. I bent over to speak to this sweet little old lady who in a wheel chair that I knew. “How you doing, sweetheart?” She looked up at me and exclaimed, “Oh… you’re the man that always so nice to me!”

As I was straitened back up I heard a voice coming from the other side of the elevator. “You know why that is, don’t you?” he asked. It was a man called Crazy Horse. He was a blend of about three different tribes of Native Americans. I was surprised when he spoke to me because he hadn’t spoken to me in the 3 years I lived here. “You know why that is, why you nice?” he said. “No.” I responded. “It’s because you’re kind.” I was stunned. His words touch me so deeply. I didn’t know how to respond.

Afterwards, I pondered what Crazy Horse said to me. I remembered what Peter said about Jesus in Acts 10:38. You’ve heard about Jesus “how he went around doing good”. Do I want to be remembered for any great deeds I may or may have not done, or any accomplishments I may or may not have done? Is that how I want people to remember me? No. Put these words on my tombstone, if you will, “Here lays Rod Davis. He was kind…”

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