“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”St. Jerome
- Romans 15:14. Called to be full of goodness.
- Ephesians 5:9. Reminds us that the children of the Lord of Light will consist of goodness
- 2 Thessalonians 1:11. Praying that God fulfills every good purpose
I spent alot of time, trying to understand where Kindness and Goodness intersected. I found that both come from the Greek word chrestotes, which conveys moral goodness, integrity, kindness. And so, I think a way to consider this is thus: kindness is the action that flows from a good character.
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”Dennis Prager
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.”
You may recall from our podcast series on The Goodness of the Samaritan, that we showed how we went beyond acts of kindness to demonstrating a good heart. He extended his help to the man to the point that it impacted his own plans.