Kindness is Never Conditional - Why we should be kind even when it's hard

“As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

Love is patient and kind

If you research "Why is it important to be kind?" on the internet, chances are, you will find most psychologists saying that we should be kind because, "Kindness boosts serotonin. Kindness makes us feel accomplished. Kindness relieves anxiety. Kindness makes us feel good about ourselves."

But what does kindness mean to a Christian? Is kindness something we do to make ourselves look better to those around us? Is kindness something we use selfishly to make ourselves feel happier?