Today’s Word: kindness

December 20, 2017 =========

☆  kindness 思いやり


Kindness is the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful. In Australia, as we get closer to Christmas, you would think that everyone would be filled with kindness and compassion for each other. Right? Because Christmas is not about the gifts, it’s about the miracle of Jesus’ birth and goodwill unto others…

Well, this might be true at church on a Sunday morning, but don’t expect it to be true at the shopping centers in the final days before Christmas! Everybody is running around like crazy trying to find the best present, or the last-minute present for someone they forgot about! Nobody has any time for kindness!! I wish I was joking, but unfortunately, it’s mostly true. How about in Japan, is the Christmas season and New Year season a time of kindness to others, or is everyone too busy for kindness?