Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength. Kindness is an interpersonal skill.
Kindness has many benefits including increased happiness and a healthy heart. It slows down the ageing process and improves relationships and connections, which indirectly boosts your health.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain
But what is kindness in the life of the believers in Christianity?
Galatians 5:22-26 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, when you live and walk by the Holy Spirit you shall have the fruit of the Spirit, it will manifest in your flesh.
People are looking for friends because they want to experience kindness. A true friend expressed kindness and generosity most especially in times of adversity. Can we find a friend such like this? Yes, in the person of the Almighty God.
Is the Almighty God a true friend?
Absolutely yes, The Bible says that God is love. He is our loving Father who cares so much with us. His lovingkindness never ceases, they are new every morning, great is the faithfulness of God. We can depend on Him, for He is a very present help in times of trouble.
A lyrics in song said that lean on me when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, i’ll help you to carry on… well this song talked about a friend offering a good friendship.
The Sovereign God is offering us a friendship that will last forever. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob experienced this awesome friendship with God. David and the rest of the great men in the Bible tasted also the goodness and kindness of God. Likewise Jesus expressed an offering of friendship to His disciples and to His own “Church” that through Him we shall obtain grace and mercy from His Father in heaven.
I believed that the reason why there are kind friends is because they have been experienced the friendship from God. They have tasted and seen the goodness of our God and gratitude is pushing them to pay it forward to others. This is the teaching of Jesus in the golden rule – do unto others what your want others do unto you.
The kindness of God towards us must be reciprocated by doing it to our neighbors because God is a Spirit. The idea of friendship is originated from God. God taught us his own way of friendship with us by sharing his attributes of love, grace and mercy.
Christians are commanded to love one another and must share kindness towards one another. You cannot give what you do not have. If you say you have Jesus Christ in you and walking in the leading of the Spirit, the fruit of love will be overflowing and it will lead you to care and share kindness to others.
What an amazing loving Father God we have. His motive of friendship is to share His Love to mankind and so therefore mankind must spread the wings of love God gave us to the unloved and to the undeserving like us.
The correct spelling of “Christianity” is love one another and the synonym is to share the kindness of God to others. Christians will you say amen?