Jo Marks reflects on simple acts of kindness
Jo Marks explains how an experience at traffic lights in Iceland allowed her to reflect on simple acts of kindness
I think often in our lives we underestimate the long-term lasting impact and possible wonderful consequences that a simple act of kindness, thoughtfulness or love can make.
I am reminded of the act of four friends who lowered their paralysed friend to Jesus. On facing the crowds and the challenge they could have chosen to not try, to leave it for another day. But, instead, their act of kindness had massive, life-changing repercussions.
One New Year’s Eve we had just landed in Northern Iceland in a town called Akureyri. We boarded the coach to take us to our hotel and our holiday rep began his welcome narrative. As we drove through the blizzard of snow this man’s obsession with the traffic lights in the town became increasingly bizarre.
Jo Marks is part of Aspire’s National Leadership Team. Jo and her husband Justin serve on the leadership team at the Lighthouse Church in Manchester
This article was taken from the October 2019 issue of Direction Magazine.
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