“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…”
I read about the “M.A.S.M.Y. Mindset”. This works out to be “Mock a student, mock yourself.” And, yes, it is a mindset that we can choose. I read this about the mindset: “It boils down to this: If you know something someone else doesn’t know, and in the course of conversation they reveal their ignorance to you — in some stumbling, ungainly, potentially embarrassing way, but in the context of a genuine eagerness to learn — they are a student, and you must not mock them.” It is sad that we even have to think about this, but in a time where kindness in the workplace and in our society is not a given, it becomes important for us to adopt a mindset that assures that we are being as kind as we can. Others are trying to learn and while they might not be up to our standards…yet…they are attempting to do so and we should kindly appreciate this.
Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. If we are not producing kindness we need to ask ourselves what is wrong with us, the tree. A bad tree will not produce good fruit so it is on us to get ourselves right so that we can be an example of kindness to others. We can be true standard bearers in this area of our lives and it will make a difference to others around us. So, let’s adopt the mindset that leads to the good fruit in our lives.
Reference: Galatians 5:22 (New Living Translation)