“Charity…is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4).
What is kindness, anyway?
I can think of what it isn’t — impatience, meanness, selfishness, thoughtlessness.
I know. I’ll check WordPerfect to see what synonyms someone programed into it.
Compassion. Generosity. Consideration. Gentleness. Tenderness. Thoughtfulness.
God’s love is that way because God is that way.
And He wants my love to be that way because He wants me to be that way.
I’m not that way, until He lives His life through me.
Only then am I genuinely loving and sincerely kind.
(Even at those times when other responses seem more natural and fitting.)