Is being kind wise or foolish?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: To feel better and healthier, learn to practice kindness reported an ending statement.
“More isolated groups are more likely to feel threatened by others and they are more likely to morally seclude, dehumanize, “Hare said, “And that opens the door to cruelty.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wise saying of advice on how simply being kind to one another is wise or foolish.
Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. (Kings 1:3-6)
Kind words are like honey sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverb 16:24 NLT)
What’s My Point?
The Chicago Tribune article can be related to the above Bible verses.
For example, Solomon entreats God and mentions His kindness is a testament to his acknowledging kindness is an attribute of God. His proverb about how kind words are similar to how honey can be a sweetener to our souls and are healthy to our bodies.
Sadly, though many of the other news articles report news of actions taking place in our Nation opposite to kind words or actions.
And as the writer ending statement “groups are likely to feel threatened………….”
In My Opinion
Try taking a kind action today with someone in need and reflect after doing so if it made you feel better.
Read the article and source links below.
If after you acted kindly, did it make you feel your action served to lift your spirits and made you feel better, and hopefully healthier, if not in body, at least in soul?
If after you acted kindly, did it serve to bring about a “threatened or cruel action” or open a door in response?
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune July 5, 2020