Niceness vs. Kindness
“…until we’re able to receive authentic kindness, we will never know God’s heart.
Anyone can do a nice thing. It doesn’t require love, but a kind thing always hits the heart because it is directed by love. Niceness is appreciated; kindness brings you to your knees and exposes intimate parts of you that you’ve kept hidden all your life. This is why we would rather have people be nice to us than kind. Niceness keeps its distance, but kindness invades. Niceness makes us smile, but kindness can make us cry. Niceness pats us on the back, but kindness reaches into the heart and massages it. Niceness asks “How are you doing?” but kindness really wants to know the answer. And usually, it already does.”
From “The Misunderstood God” by Darin Hufford – Published by Windblown Media. Available November 2009.