We are often kind to people whom we think deserve some kindness, but is that what kindness is really about? What motivates our kindness and is it really only related to the things we say and do?
Jesus longs for those who will see with their eyes, and hear with their ears. Jesus longs for us to gain insight, an understanding that is almost an "a-ha" realisation in our lives. We can train ourselves to regularly get insight, which will enable us to move into deeper spiritual understanding.
Requiring obedience from our children can be a challenge. Especially when they do not actually understand what obedience looks like. Do we as believers understand what the obedience that God expects from us, actually looks like?