When Jesus walked among us, He taught us many things. He taught us how to live our lives with peace and gratitude in our souls. He taught us how to make this world a better place for everyone in it. He showed us that we can accomplish these great things by loving God with all of our hearts, all of our minds and all of our souls and by loving each other as we love ourselves.
Additionally, He told us to let our lights shine. Fortunately, there’s a way we can love God with all of our hearts, minds and souls, love each other as we love ourselves and let our lights shine. It’s by being kind. If we are kind to God, above all, to our neighbors in this world, to ourselves and to all of God’s creatures, we can fulfill those three important things that Jesus calls us to do.
But how do we practice kindness in a world where anger, rage, jealousy, violence and persecution are all too prevalent? How can we inspire ourselves and others to continue to be kind without growing weary? The primary way we can do so is by reminding ourselves that it is what Jesus calls us to do. But another thing we can try is pondering the inspiring words of saints who encourage us to be kind. Here are six uplifting quotes about kindness from saints who truly lived their faith, while being kind to God, others, themselves and God’s creatures.