Care Capsule
Capsules of Motivation to Dispense Care and Kindness

Volume 7 - Issue 2
No. 23
September 2005



In This Issue

Does It Really Show?

Kindness Conference 2006

Edification or Demolition?

The Miracle of Kindness

Do You Have To Be Asked?

Light Notes

10 Positive Comments

A Boy's Compassion


Does It Really Show?

—— Dr. James R. Kok

In 1976, our family, which included three sub-teens, was traveling in the Western part of the U.S., mostly camping. Stopping for gas was usually an exciting event since the youth could then spend part of their daily allowance for treats.

As we settled back into the station wagon after one such refueling stop, the children broke forth with comments like, “Those people were really nice!” and “That lady who waited on us was so kind and interested in us.” They were referring to those who’d served them in the gas station store. I’d noticed it too. They were obviously and conspicuously considerate, patient and friendly. They were different from all others we’d encountered on our trip.

Since we were in Utah, it was easy to guess what was guiding and motivating these uniquely pleasant people.

We who claim the name Christian are on the spot. We must consciously and intentionally display loving kindness, above and beyond the average level, toward those we meet and those in our families and friendship circles.

Our first obligation, if we are in business or a service organization, or if we are producing a product, is to deliver high quality goods or services.

I remember a physical crisis I had, requiring a visit to a
hospital Emergency Unit. My condition called for a shot of digitalis into my system. Nurse # 1 came along to administer the medication. She was friendly, kind and caring ­­­but the digitalis missed the intended vein and spread into my muscle tissues with intense pain.

Then Nurse # 2 was beckoned. She came. She was brusque, business-like, unfriendly. But she did the needed job perfectly and my system promptly recovered. Nurse # 2 sets the standard for us. Excellence first in all we do!


Dr. James R. Kok has written a series of articles on the essentials for a caring person. A handful of basic tools—wrapped in courage—are the keys to open doors.

As the Koach Of  Kare,
Dr. Kok has been a pastor at the Crystal Cathedral for the past twenty years and heads the Care Ministry department of the church. He is the author of five books and numerous articles, and he is the founder of the International Conference on Care and Kindness.

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