Be More Kind

Be More Kind, My Friend.

This refrain comes from a song by Frank Turner.

Here are selected lyrics:

“History’s been leaning on me lately

I can feel the future breathing down my neck

And all the things I thought were true

When I was young, and you were too

Turned out to be broken

And I don’t know what comes next

In a world that has decided

That it’s going to lose its mind

Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind

We’ve stopped talking to each other

And there’s something wrong with that

So before you go out searching

Don’t decide what you will find

Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind

You should know you’re not alone”

Kindness emerges and blossoms from the value we place on others.

People who run over others in a quest for wealth gain an empty prize—money they cannot enjoy because they are impoverished on the inside.

They stomped on the real wealth — other people.

By cultivating kindness, we bring good into the lives of others.

This take many forms—speaking encouraging words to a child, listening to an elderly person, making a meal for a sick friend, someone who has lost a job, or …

A leader named Peter wrote in a letter (1 Peter 3:8) centuries ago to his community “to sum it up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.”

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