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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. ~ Joseph Joubert

What do you think? Does everyone deserve kindness?

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I had a quite brutal  “conversation” on twitter with someone on just this topic last week:

Does everyone deserve kindness and respect despite the life they lead?

It got to the point where this individual began calling me names, then blocked me altogether. My crime? quoting a bible passage.

I said to her:

“If we only love people who agree with us, and love people who love us, how will we grow? How can we ever help anyone else?”

She just couldn’t wrap her head around the fact that I could show kindness to people who may not deserve it.

I think she found it offensive? I’m not sure.

  Because of my beliefs, I feel as if everyone deserves kindness and respect, no matter who that person may be.

Along these lines, I was reminded of the bible story in which Jesus sits down to dinner with tax collectors and sinners, then is questioned by the Pharisees.

Jesus responded:

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call on the righteous, but sinners.”

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As the bible passage above reminds us, Jesus came to help those least deserving of his help, after all, they’re the ones who need help the most. If Jesus could be kind to everyone, can’t we? After all, who are we to judge anyone else? We aren’t perfect either.

 

What do you think?

Does everyone deserve kindness?

(or am I way off base?)

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Good night and God bless!

Until next time…

Namaste my friends!

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About Tamara Hoerner (1145 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

4 Comments on Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. ~ Joseph Joubert

  1. “Treat others as you wish to be treated” is coming to mind. Love the idea of imagining being in someone else’s shoes, it shifts the perspective. ❤️

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    • It does indeed. I’ve raise my children on this phrase. I’m constantly saying it to them. I hope it has sunk in. “How would you feel if you were in that situation?” is another question they often hear. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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