Kindness Self-Test

As you take the following self-test, consider your most common words and actions. You’ll quickly see that the goal as authentically loving people is for c to be the most natural answer to every question. But it’s important to be aware of where you are now as you take steps to loving more authentically.

1. When I am in a public place, such as a clothing store I………

a)      Find myself snapping at people who get in my way
b)      Try to engage with as few people as possible
c)      Enjoy any opportunity to smile at someone

2. When doing good for someone involves a sacrifice of time, money, or convenience on my part I……….

a)      Dismiss the idea without seriously considering it.
b)      Am willing to sacrifice if I know I’ll get something in return.
c)      Consider whether the sacrifice is worth it and try to make it work.

3. When someone is unkind to me, I…………

a)      React in anger
b)      Try to avoid that person as much as possible
c)      Look for a way to be kind to him/her

4. When I hear of other people doing charitable activities on a Saturday afternoon, I…………

a)      Hope they don’t ask me to participate, because they obviously have freer schedules than I do.
b)      Feel guilty for not participating
c)      Consider how I could do something similar in my neighborhood

5. When I see someone who dresses or acts very differently from me, I…………

a)      Feel superior to him/her
b)      Try to avoid them because they makes me uncomfortable
c)      Try to engage them in some way because they might be able to teach me something.

7 Responses

  1. To Pastor Paul Anthony Dean,

    On behalf of the entire Dean Family, we would like to say congratulations!

    GOD & DADDY ARE PLEASED!

    We LOVE YOU!!!!

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  2. Hi,

    Thanks for this “status check” quiz of our capacity for kindness. I am big on karma and I believe in doing unto others as I would have it done to me without expecting it to be done to me and I wonder if that qualifies as kindness since I practice it with an open heart and smile.

    Number 3 was an eye-opener. In such cases, I have pulled away when instead I should have responded with kindness. I will keep that in mind.

    Merry Christmas.

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  3. Pastor Paul

    Thank God for you and G-Two Ministries. This blog has certainly blessed me today. This site will be a blessing to many.

    Good success.

    Lois Rochford

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  4. Grace, Mercy and Peace Pastor,

    Many thanks for all your God sent teachings and for the many wonderful gifts of the ministry. Pastor Sharon has truly done a phenominal work in you!

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  5. Thought provoking. I think these questions should be asked on a Sunday morning. We can get way off track during the week sometimes, and mysteriously get back on track just in time for service with the saints. It may not be intentional for some, but others are fully aware of their character flaws.

    The questions remind me of WWJD!
    WHAT WOULD JESUS DO!

    God Bless

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  6. Thanks for the kindness self-test. It really makes one think and check his/herself.

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