From mankind to kind humanity

People can disagree with me and disapprove of my choices and still be wonderful people. You are welcome to disagree with me. Sometimes it is even good to disagree with yourself. After all, if you never examine and question your thoughts, you’ll just go on believing them and supposing them to be true.

Freedom of speech is the right to disagree, not the right to bully or insult. It’s much harder to be nice than it is to be as hard as ice. Be brave enough to be nice anyway!

Some people believe kindness is weakness, but it takes far more strength to be kind than to be mean and disrespectful. People who resort to meanness and name calling have no confidence in the ability of their beliefs to stand on their own merit.

Everybody is struggling to cope in life. Try to disagree with people respectfully without intentionally insulting them. Insulting those you disagree with causes hurt and anger. Being kind and compassionate to them eventually opens their heart.

If we get the government policies we want, but our land is full of division, anger, hatred, and violence, what have we accomplished? Let’s add some spices to politics — a dash of understanding and of patience, compassion, mercy, empathy, kindness, and cooperation.
Insisting that you get your own way is frustrating, however, focusing on making someone’s day is rewarding. Kindness can save you a lot of frustration.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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