Be Kinder than Necessary
Author Unknown


Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From
a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop
your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite
amazing.... Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he
is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made
a good home for him. 

 This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear
the sound of a bell.  Looking around for the source of the sound, you
will  see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached
to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know
where the other horse is, so he can follow. 

As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse
with  the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the
blind  horse  will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where
the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray. 

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each 
evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the
blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. 

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just
because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. 
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us
when we are in need. 

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing
bell of those who God places in our lives. 
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.... 

Good friends are like that... you may not always see them, but you
know they are always there. 

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. And remember...
be kinder than necessary; everyone you meet is fighting some kind of