In Cleere Cherry’s article, “Just Be Kind,” she says this about kindness:
I cannot seem to stop realizing, over and over again, the extreme power of kindness – how it changes the giver and the receiver’s day. It reminds me of the good in people and the fact that we really are all in this together.
But even though we have opportunities every day to share kindness, we so often choose to look the other way, don’t we?
We all will have seasons in our lives when we desperately rely on the kindness of Jesus and those He has placed in our lives to lift our burdens. It doesn’t take a lot of extra energy to say hello, cook someone dinner, take out your grandmother’s trash, spend time listening to a friend, or just be there for someone. And be kind.
You already know this. Our modern Western culture grasps the value of this fruit of the Spirit, but why? Why is it so important to show kindness? Here are eight thoughts on why Christians need to show others kindness:
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