In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well . . . And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:6,8
Are you gifted with kindness? Awesome! Go out there and share it freely.
But even if you don’t feel you have the gift of kindness . . . be kind anyway. No one is gifted with criticism, cruelty, or crankiness; although some seem to have perfected the triple crown of negativity to an art form.
To continue Be Kind to Humankind week, let’s look at some of the best quotes on kindness:
Best Quotes for Be Kind Week
“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” ~Brennan Manning
Kind shows His kindness through His grace, mercy, and love. You and I are loved, and through that love we are equipped to love others. Kindness is simply the outpouring of that love.
“Whenever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” ~Kevin Heath
“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” ~Charlie Chaplin
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.” ~Mother Teresa
“One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.” ~Ezra Taft Benson
“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” ~Williams Wordsworth
“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” ~Steve Maraboli
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“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” ~Helen Keller
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.” ~Brennan Manning
How have you been shown kindness recently? How have you shown kindness?