You go into your freezer and pull out that ice cream you have been waiting to eat all day. You grab a spoon from the drawer, open the lid, and dive right into the pint. Yet, the ice cream is as hard as a rock. You keep trying but you are just getting ice cream shavings. So you do the microwave trick.
You take the ice cream and put it in the microwave for ten seconds.
When you take it out it has softened a bit and now you can enjoy it.
Like the ice cream, there are many people whose hearts have hardened by their environment.
You try to talk with them or form relationships with them, yet whenever you try it’s like you are talking to a wall. They are cold. Some people can become quite ruthless.
It may be difficult to be kind towards these people. It takes a big dose of humility and a giant amount of patience. Yet, this is what we are called to do.
When we are kind, loving, patient, generous, caring, etc. towards individuals with a hardened heart it turns into a microwave moment. Though on the outside they may appear cold, a transformation is occurring inside of them. It doesn’t have to be big acts of kindness. Sometimes the smallest acts slip into the cracks of their heart easier.
People may condemn you and laugh at you. They may tell you that said person will never change. They will tell you to just leave them alone and move on.
However, this is not what Christ has called us to do. He has called us to live lives of pure love towards EVERYONE.
So continue to choose to love those with a hardened heart.
You may be their last hope.