Challenge: To carry out a random act of kindness. taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 101
AOK (Acts Of Kindness) Day is part of Soul Action. The idea is to bring the good news of Jesus in practical and real ways to the last, the least and the lost in our communities and all over the world. Jesus wasn’t just about the up front stuff. He went out his way to do the little things: the compassionate and kind things. He did all this not in a blaze of glory, but when no-one was really looking. Chatting to a socially outcast woman at a well, eating with those the rest of society hated or just caring enough to notice, he lived his life as an act of kindness to others.
Read Matthew 25:40.
...the King will say; ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
That’s what AOK Day is all about. Doing the simple things, having a laugh, but also sincerely caring for others, following Jesus’ example and making a difference, no matter how small. Every week Soul Action put up a mission on their website and below is an example.......
AOK Day Week 46:
31st December 2007 —
6th January 2008
Mission Let someone go ahead of you in a checkout queue in the post Christmas sales!
Have a look at www.soulaction.org/aokday. Now go and do likewise!
Tips / Advice:
Have a look at...
• www.chappytuesday.net who just set a day aside each week to be nice and generous to people without wanting anything in return!
• The Church of England have launched Live Lent (www.livelent.net) with the same thing in mind.
• And it’s not just the Church. Author and Comedian Danny Wallace and his ‘Join Me’ movement encourage people to do nice things for others too.
Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Don’t put yourself at risk, by being kind to someone. It may be appropriate to do the activity in pairs and a public place.
For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 101