Care Capsule
Capsules of Motivation to Dispense Care and Kindness

Volume 17 - Issue 3
No. 50
October 2014



In This Issue

God is love and love is God

Weekly Blogs from Jim

Care and Kindness Conference in Noblesville

Writing on the Tablecloth

New Book from
Dr. Jim Kok

Light Notes

New Care Conference in Sun Lakes, Arizona

Partnering for a Care Conference in your area

Prayer Time




God is love
love is God

—— Dr. James R. Kok

Our agenda is to share the wonderful promises of God/Jesus for this life. It is about helping others enjoy life more richly, and finding greater happiness ourselves, while here on this earth. It is about using the time God has given us wisely and thoughtfully by making our earthly home happier for everyone around us.

The title above is a wonderful and rather profound theological statement. It is amazing to think about. Most of us have heard all our lives that God is love. But few of us have really done much more than celebrate that fact. But understanding that God is love is a tremendous, deep piece of reality. We all need love. We all celebrate love. Love is such a vital part of life. We see and feel it in a number of ways, and when we feel it or see it, we must be aware that we are seeing God.

The second part of this statement that love is God is mind boggling. Because what that means is that God flows out of everyone of us. We are in fact instruments of God, part of God, and needed by God to make this world a better place.

I would like now to give you a brief theology lesson. It starts with the early writings in the Bible where we are told that we are created in the image of God. What that means in part is that we have godly attributes. We are godlike. God and we are partners in some wonderful, mysterious way. So if we are created in the image of God and have God in us, we are also living partners with Jesus. The divinity of Jesus is in us, according to the doctrine that we are created in the image of God, because Jesus and God are one.


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 was pastor at the Crystal Cathedral for 29 years as head of the Care Ministry department. He is the author of six books and numerous articles, and he is the founder of the Conference on Care and Kindness.

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