Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV)
We just had a wedding in our family. Our 2nd born son got married the last Saturday of June. My brother officiated the ceremony and the theme of his message to the bride and groom was kindness. He talked about the kindness that our son is known for. Don't you think that's a great message for newlyweds and those of us who have been married a long time or any of us who live in community? Kindness is key to a good relationship with all the ups and downs that life hands to us. We can choose to extend kindness or we can be mean spirited and ruin a relationship. I think the key is to remember again and again the kindness of God toward us. God loves us and shows kindness to us so that we will repent and return to a full relationship with Him.
Be Kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you!