We like to believe that we live in a Christian nation. So how did we go so far astray from kindness? The message of kindness is: "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." And "add to your faith...brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love."
Paul told the Galatians, "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These godly traits mirror God's own kindness to us.
Remember the picture of the children of Israel as God's own little children in Hosea, lovingly nourished and tenderly cared for:
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
it was I who healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love;
I lifted the yoke from their neck
and bent down to feed them.