I found this happy little bee in my backyard tumbling around in one of my roses, filling up on pollen and getting it all over himself like a little pig. The pollen he eats will be used to make honey for his hive. It is interesting that God uses this little guy’s food as a comparison to kind words. A kind word said to us at the right time can stay with us our entire lives, it can change a person’s whole attitude, and even direct their path in life. I turned the surrounding roses in this photo into stained glass to remind me that kind words in church are powerful. Encouraging one another and giving each other the benefit of the doubt, letting go of grudges, and forgiving each other seventy times seven produces the sweet fragrance of Christ that people long for. God may seem stern in scripture but there is no missing how very much He loves us. His kindness flows from Christ like a fountain of honey. How very important it is to be tender to our brothers and sisters in our own church, to love and care for them as Jesus cared for us.