Be the First to be Kind

 Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesian 4:32

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From the 1828 edition of American Dictionary of the English Langue by Noah Webster.

KIND, adjective

  1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant.

God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke 6:35.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Ephesians 4:32.

  1. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as a kind act; a kind return of favors.

What it takes to be kind:

Kindness comes easily to me, yet I still struggle to exhibit this characteristic in my life. Why? Because showing kindness means making one’s self vulnerable to criticism and/or rejection. Allow me to explain. Two things you need to know about me before we explore this topic any further. One, I am an introvert. In class, as a child, I never raised my hand. “Who cares if I know the answer? Once everyone stares at me, I’ll forget it.” (Can any of you relate?) The second thing you ought to know is, Continue reading “Be the First to be Kind”

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