As a Christian on the management team of a secular corporation, I am supposed to be different…somehow. When everyone is running around tired, sometimes angry and feeling defeated, what can I do to change the temperature of the operating arena?
The bible puts it quite simply: “Stop being mean, bad-tempered and angry. Quarreling, harsh words and dislike of others should have no place in our lives. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted…” (Ephesians 4:31,32 NLT) (Italics mine).
Instead be kind…tenderhearted. How weak and simple that sounds. Yet I believe that kindness is the most powerful source of action that flows out of the fruit of the spirit. Kindness responds to tension. Kindness acts. Kindness has the power to change tension into tenderness.
How can we show kindness in a society presently seeped in tension?