Kindness

A Fruit Basket of Character

You are probably among the millions who will celebrate at least one holiday during the last eight weeks of the year. You will probably visit family and friends, exchanging gifts and gathering around a holiday table. You may attend a holiday party at your place of business. Fruit baskets will […]

Christian Character Traits are Robust – Part 1

Christian character traits are robust, unlike the world’s frail moral values. The very fact that they have stood the test of many millennia proves their vigor even to the open-minded non-Christian. Their longevity does not explain their robustness. Evil has enjoyed nearly equal longevity. So why dare we call Christian […]

Teaching Kindness to Overcome Intolerance and Violence

Teaching kindness is an important requirement of character education and, therefore, vital to peace education. Those who want peace need to overcome intolerance and violence. Those who teach peace must teach character traits that will produce tolerance and non-violence. Kindness is one of those character traits.

Intolerance

How can teaching […]

Character-in-Action Wears Shoes of Kindness

I just read a true story that is an excellent example of kindness being exercised. I’ll change the names, and let you see what I mean.

The story involves two individuals in a small town – the kind of town where everybody knows everybody else – a town with a […]

Character Involves Kindness

Suppose you want to exercise kindness toward a woman who is a cancer survivor, but you don’t know what to do? Imagine that your employer’s wife is a burn victim, and you’re brainstorming to create a truly great act of kindness for her.

Most of us would be limited to […]

Kindness – Exercised by the Strongest

Washington, D.C., May 10, 1975.

A police officer stops cars on the city streets, telling drivers, “Roll up your windows and lock your doors. It’s Human Kindness Day.”

Surprised?

Why would 125,000 people, gathered to celebrate kindness, trigger such caution?

Reports say that there were sporadic assaults throughout the […]

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