The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Is it difficult to be kind? I would say that the answer is both “yes” and “no.” It is not difficult to show kindness. There are many small acts of kindness that cost neither time nor money but make a big difference for those who are recipients of these acts.
It is, however, difficult to show kindness when you are around people who are unkind. And because so many people are so unkind, there is a tendency to go with the “crowd,” and it’s unkindness.
Today’s Scripture verses from Ephesians call on us to stop being unkind – to put aside bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, and malice – and to be kind,…