Care Capsule
Capsules of Motivation to Dispense Care and Kindness

Volume 14 - Issue 1
No. 39
April 2011



In This Issue

Why Sunday?

Care and Kindness Conference in Palos Heights

Practical Tips for Today

The Miracle of Kindness as a Study Guide

Light Notes

Partnering for a Care Conference

Children's Prayers


Why Sunday?

Because Monday

—— Dr. James R. Kok

Tony Campolo immortalized the expression ‘It is Friday but Sunday is a-comin.' His words have been retold, and oft repeated, as a quotable expression of hope—that though it may seem as dark as Good Friday, we can look forward to Easter Sunday when Love triumphs over all. It is a beautiful expression. Now we have a sequel to it: ‘It is Sunday, but Monday is a-comin.

Going to church on Sunday is really getting ready for Monday. Sunday worship is about being re-focused, re-charged, re-motivated for the next day, and the rest of the week. It is Sunday, but Monday is a-comin. The whole day should be seen as preparation for the next six days.

Many think that going to church on Sunday is about moving closer to God. Or it is getting their ticket to heaven polished. For some the Sunday service is a step toward making sure their sins are forgiven, or that it will please God that they showed up.

But it’s more than that! It is about getting our tanks refilled. Often we have been drained by the cares, toils, responsibilities and stresses of daily living. We go to church to be revitalized for the coming days. We are called to brighten the world through our daily lives, all through the week. Sunday, the entire day, is about spiritual renewal for living our faith in the coming week.

Faith and love is about behavior

We draw upon God’s energy through not only rest and recreation, but also from the church service—and we use that energy to do our work, to go into our neighborhood and our workplace and to share love. In addition to careful and diligent work, we will undertake deliberate, intentional acts of kindness.


Dr. James R. Kok has written a definitive resource detailing the key essentials in becoming a more caring person in his latest book, “The Miracle of Kindness” (available on, in either paperback or Kindle edition.) A handful of basic tools —wrapped in courage—are the secret to changing the world through intentional acts of kindness.

As the Koach Of Kare, Dr. Kok has been a pastor at the
Crystal Cathedral for the past 27 years and heads the Care Ministry department of the church. He is the author of six books and numerous articles, and he is the founder of the
Conference on Care and Kindness, held annually at the Crystal Cathedral.

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