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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

Real-Life Kindness

Real Christian kindness is far from superficial but instead adaptive to real life and reflective of a genuine concern for other people.



Some people prefer a more discreet form of gratitude while others appreciate generous thanks.

As people hear talk of Christian teachings more often in public, some will question if they are being asked to be “overly nice” or “superficially kind.” However, Christian teachings about how to treat people are far from superficial, and they are only construed to be that way when they are misunderstood or not taught the right way. Christians are called to treat people the way they would want to be treated, which looks different from one situation to the next and involves realistic and interpersonal consideration.


For example, the way a Christian should thank someone who has helped them would involve considering factors such as that person’s comfort zone and the context of the situation. Some people prefer a more discreet form of gratitude while others appreciate generous thanks. However, a Christian attitude toward others may even take the form of sternness instead of kindness in other types of scenarios.


A parent who realizes that their daughter or son is about to act recklessly or endanger themselves on a whim should stop them and have a serious talk with them. In this case, the parent recognizes that they would have wanted their parents to stop them from behavior that would have resulted in serious injury, even if they would not have realized the value of their parent’s guidance until after the fact at that age. This is why real Christian kindness is far from superficial but instead adaptive to real life and reflective of a genuine concern for other people.


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ladyash404
12 Απρ 2021

Authentic kindness is a personal decision and is one factor that defines who you are. Some people show kindness to make themselves feel good, but real kindness gives others a feeling of hope. Kindness deepens your appreciation of what you have and what you can give. It makes the feeling of contentment stronger, because for some of us, we always want more when others don’t have much. Kindness towards others creates positivity and endless smiles. Kindness matters.

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jajariva23
28 Ιαν 2021

Acts of Kindness can make all of the difference to everyone around. Included in kindness is not only compassion but acknowledgment. At the root of every issue and every emotion is the need for acknowledgment, and it is what makes being human and living so beautiful.


We each are able to acknowledge one another in the simplest of ways that we are human, we are in need, and we are in awe of all that there is to appreciate amongst us. It's wonderful to live if you offer a genuine kindness.

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tashfea01
06 Δεκ 2020

Kindness for show off and kindness for the sake of helping anyone is different, both in its place. Being kind can be sometimes stricter and the person would understand it when of maturity, not before. But that does not mean it is rebuking. DOing anything with pure intent is kindness and we should know better than just superficial empty feelings.

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