The Beauty of Kindness

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,” Galatians 5:22

“Kindness is beautiful. It is beautiful in its simplicity. It usually springs out of the heart spontaneously. The great things men do—are purposed, planned for, and are done consciously, with intention and preparation. Kindness as a rule is done unconsciously, without preparation. This enhances its beauty. There is no self-seeking in it, no doing something for effect, no desire for recognition or praise, no thought of reward of any kind. It is done in simplicity, prompted by love, and is most pleasing to Christ.”

“The ministry of kindness is unceasing. It keeps no Sabbaths—it makes every day a Sabbath. It fills all the days and all the nights. In the true home, kindness begins with the first waking moments in the morning, in pleasant greetings, in cheerful good wishes, and then it goes on all day in sweet courtesies, in thoughtful attentions, in patience, in quiet self-denials, in obligingness and helpfulness.”

J.R. Miller

Soli Deo Gloria

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14 thoughts on “The Beauty of Kindness

  1. With your photos, you have managed to capture the unmistakable, indescribable workmanship of the Creator~ Oh, so very beautiful-

    Thank you for sharing these and passing HIS blessing of beauty along-

  2. These are beautiful. They definitely enhance these thoughts on kindness. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Really beautiful photos!

  4. Oh what beautiful pictures to go along with those wonderful verses!!

    Have a blessed Sunday♥

  5. Lovely flower, bokeh and scripture!!!

  6. what a beautiful post this morning, thank you!

  7. Beautiful pictures with beautiful thoughts – love it.

  8. Indeed! Simply lovely. Dearly loved…was the perfect reminder from the first verse.

  9. Learning about that kindness, known as God’s hesed, from the book of Ruth. It has been rich. Your photos are so lovely and the words just as much so! Enjoyed being here.

  10. Truly lovely photos and scripture! I am so glad I stopped by!


  11. The pictures and scripture is beautiful. 🙂

  12. Beautiful processing, Becky!

  13. Absolutely stunning. Love the message, in this world, it’s so important that we practice kindness on a daily basis.

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