Ephesians 4:32 tells us to be kind to one another.
I remember hearing what ended up to be some of the most profound words spoken by a president when I was a young man. These words appealed for what he described as a “kinder, gentler nation.”
In the midst of this pandemic that we are all going through, people have become agitated,frustrated, tired and less patient.
What I have seen happen, especially in social media, is a spirit of judgement, condemnation and, yes, sometimes hatred.
Some have allowed this time to separate friendships and other relationships as a result of the unkind words spoken.
We all have a right to our opinions and ought to have the ability to voice them with the expectation of responses that – even though may not be in agreement – will still be respectful and kind.
As we all work through one of the most difficult times in modern history, let us use this time to strengthen relationships and try to build one another up rather than tearing one another down.
Remember, the closer we get to our heavenly Father, the more we will be able to reflect his virtues – one of them being kindness.