I was reading this morning about kindness; this is what poet John O'Donohue writes:
Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small-minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself.
Kindness strikes a resonance with the depths of your own heart; it also suggests that your vulnerability, though somehow exposed, is not taken advantage of; rather, it has become an occasion for dignity and empathy.
Kindess casts a different light, an evening light that has the depth of color and patience to illuminate what is complex and rich in difference.
Despite all the darkness, human hope is based on the instict that at the deepest level of reality some intimate kindness holds sway.
Friends, no matter what you are feeling right now in the midst of this global pandemic of both infection and fear ... it is ok.
Be kind to your self.
We are in uncharted waters.
Be kind to your family and friends. They are all trying their best.
Be kind to the deniers and to the panic-stricken; both reactions are understandable.
Be kind to the vulnerable. Your kindess can make the difference between despair and hope.
Go out of your way to be kind.
Kindness is one of the signs that the Spirit of God is present and active.