One definition of Goodness is, “Seeing the best of what is.”

This week, pay attention to whether your mind goes to the best or to the worst in each situation, conversation, encounter that you have.  If it does not see the best, intentionally find something good in that moment. 

“Don’t look at the damage.  Look at the image of God.”


Read The Message version of Romans 12:9-21.  Find one action in the text to put into practice each day this week.


One distinction that has been made between Kindness and Goodness is that Kindness is ‘what we do,’ Goodness is ‘who we are.’

At the end of each day this week, practice a Daily Examen.  In your mind, go through your day.  Where do you see the fruit of Goodness in your thoughts, words and actions?  Ask God to grow Goodness in your spirit even more tomorrow.

By Rev. Jayne Davis

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