“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. (1 Thess 5:15)
BE KIND. What beautiful words! More beautiful is to put them to practice. In the description of the most excellent way, which is Love, the Apostle Paul writes: Love is KIND. (See 1 Corinthians 13)
Do you want to read “infinite” messages about kindness? Type “Quotes on Kindness” in your search engine on the web. Read on for your heart’s content. Here are a few I picked up:
- Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Kindness is the most valuable gift you can give to someone.
- No act of kindness however small is ever wasted.
- Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
- Everyone we meet has his own battle that we don’t know about. Let’s be kind.
King Solomon wrote: An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up (Proverbs 12:25). Blessed is he who is kind to the needy. Whoever is kind to the needy honors God (14:21, 31).
Kind people leave an impression. I did an exercise this morning, apart from riding my stationary bike! I went back in time thinking about the kind people that have crossed my path, or should I say I have crossed paths with. Nelly, Ingegärd, Gun, Olga, Larry, Marita, Lizzy… I could spend days writing about all the kind people I’ve met. The best part is that I was married to a kind man. Maybe you want to make your own list. Who has left impressions on your life?
God, our Creator, showed us the ultimate example of kindness, by making himself a sacrifice for our salvation. “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” (Titus 3:4-5).
Richard Gere says, “Everyone responds to kindness.” “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
Always try to be kind to everyone!