This episode of the Heart Lessons Podcast features actor, producer, and author Candace Cameron Bure. We chat about her newest book, Kind is the New Classy, and why kindness is so important. We also talk strategies for how to be kind when you don't feel like it, and why Christians sometimes have a hard time displaying kindness to those who hold viewpoints that are different from their own.
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Heart Lesson: Push into the Lord even more.
Galatians 5:22-23 (fruits of the Spirit)
I believe we can bring kindness back and change the culture. But it all starts with you and it starts with me - it starts with one person at a time.
You have to work at kindness and build it like a muscle and form new habits for yourself.
Kindness can still be bold it's just staying respectful in your character and treating the other person with dignity.
What will people say about Jesus because of me?
I trust God and I know that He has my back. I trust that He will give me the words or disposition I need in that moment.
Jesus's kindness was never conditional. He recognized the image of God in everyone and treated everyone with that appropriate level of kindness.
Kindness is love in action. It is something you do. Love is also a verb, but it can have emotions attached. I don't have to have an emotional feeling toward someone to be kind to them.
Steps to Choosing Kindness: