Once in a while we have a deadline to meet and there does not seem to be enough time to do what is required to get the job done. At that point if we have something that competes for our attention we may not feel like spending the time on that interruption of our schedule.
We may be getting in line to buy our groceries or we may be driving when someone threatens to cut in on us. Then we may not feel like being nice to them.
We enjoy it when people are kind toward us. If a person is not kind, we wish that they would be patient with us. We would appreciate it if people would not fight us.
Since violence brings about a tendency towards more violence, so being unkind can also foster more actions that are not kind.
All we can do at that point is to treat others as we would want to be treated. We can choose kindness.
Today there are reminders to be kind. There are campaigns to help people to be kind. There are examples of kindness such as “pay it forward” that promote people changing their normal behavior in order to be more kind.
Kindness is something that we need to grow. While some people are more naturally patient than others, so there are people that have a different level of kindness than others. Kindness can be developed until it is more of a habit than it once was.
God promotes kindness. It is a product of living with the presence of God as an influencer. It goes right along with patience, peace, joy, and love.
God can help us be better in all of these as we appeal to God through Jesus Christ.