“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.”

(Galatians 5:22-23)

Kindness and Goodness

The characteristics of “kindness” and “goodness” are closely related. Together they present the picture of one who not only possesses moral goodness and integrity, but also generously expresses it in the way they act toward others. This “goodness in action” reflects God’s kindness and goodness toward us. God demonstrated His kindness and goodness to us by Jesus coming to earth, showing love and care for us all and giving up His life for our sakes. He still loves and cares for everyone and will never stop offering forgiveness and freedom to all. With gratitude to God in our hearts let’s look for opportunities to show kindness and goodness to others today.

[Andtre Pritchard-Keens]