Choose Being Kind over Being Right?
by Natasha Crain
This morning I attended weekly chapel with my kids at their school. At the end, one of the kids from student government shared an “inspirational quote”:
Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.
I was happy that both of my 10-year-olds immediately looked up at me with a questioning glance. This is the kind of secular wisdom that sounds good but has layers of problems. Like other quotes of this nature, there is some truth, but it’s also very misleading. Today’s world is all about being “kind”—according to a very secular definition of accepting every person’s own definition of kindness. There’s no longer a concept of truth with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
This is so important for kids to understand, so I came home and made a series of questions I will give my 10-year-olds to write answers to this week…