One of my favorite quotes by Blessed Mother Teresa is when she said, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
That’s a beautiful thing to do — and perhaps something we can add to the mix, alongside kindness, is hope.
Kindness is comforting, and hope is uplifting; together, the two seem to be the perfect combination of what we can offer one another in friendship — and especially for our spouses. It’s love, really.
So I’ll leave you with one other quote I really like.
“Sow hope in the soul of everyone you meet.” (Joshua Becker)
Let’s pray that we’ll be able to be kind to our spouses, and give them hope – especially when they are feeling hopeless. And let’s pray that the fruit of our marriages may be that we can extend that same kindness and hope to our other family and friends.
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