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Thoughts on Kindness


It’s something the blind can see and the deaf can hear.  It’s called kindness.

It’s one of the best words in the English language.

Kindness is a good word to contemplate today.

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”       -Albert Schweitzer

One of my favorite speakers (and people) Bill Thorn told this story:   “I received a speaking invitation from a church in Amarillo, Texas.  The request was from “Bykota Baptist Church.” Knowing about most of the Baptist churches in that city, Thorn inquired more about it and its unique name.

Dr. Thorn continued, “I wondered if there was a Bykota Street in Amarillo,  so I called the church.  I found out that Bykota stands for “Be Ye Kind One to Another.”*

Dr. Thorn winked as he related this,  “I told them I’d be glad to come to speak.  I wanted to be part of any church that advertised itself with kindness.”

*”Be ye kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)


Kindness.  It’s a fine word.

It’s a Jesus-kind of word.

It’s a word I want to use in vocabulary and show in my life.





About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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