Make political discussions kind again!

The measure of people’s intelligence isn’t how much they agree with you. Politeness is not being a doormat. It’s being powerful enough to be kind even when you don’t feel like it.

Compete at something that really matters. Win first place in kindness! Don’t be a dud at showing kindness. Learn to excel at it.

Kindness in an angry situation is like defusing a bomb. An explosion is possible, but you have a chance to prevent it. Be a courageous, first responder in the bomb squad of kindness and help defuse the anger, rudeness, and hostility in our culture.

Fewer people would feel bruised and abused if kindness and politeness weren’t underused! Only the strong can be consistently kind. It’s a sign of great strength to be kind in a hostile environment!

Don’t give up the element of surprise. In our society where people expect rudeness, surprise them with politeness.

If you win an argument through unkindness, you’ve lost more than you have won! A day without spreading some kindness falls far short of true success.

Make political discussions kind again! There’s no need for them to be rude. How can we stop school bullying, when bullying has becoming an accepted political tactic?

When people refuse to work together, things gradually fall apart. We all have the right to disagree with others but we don’t have a right to belittle them.

If you like to be unkind to people who disagree with you, remember that everybody disagrees with you about something. Anybody can stir up division and anamosity, but it takes real talent to end a dispute and bring people together in peace.

It’s hard not to feel guilty when you leave guilty footprints in your soul. It’s easy when you follow the right path.

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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2 Responses to Make political discussions kind again!

  1. Jon says:

    Blessed are the peacemakers. It wasn’t until today that I learned they were on the bomb squad. Thanks for teaching us that!

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