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The Value of Kindness

Father Faber emphasizes the value of kindness in the spiritual life. He says: “Kindness does so much for us that it would be almost more easy to enumerate what it does not do than to sum up what it does. … Continue reading

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Selfishness and Humility in the Spiritual Life

Father Faber states: “There is always a certain sort of selfishness in the spiritual life. The order of charity rules it so. Our first consideration is the glory of God in our own souls. . . . Hence, even while … Continue reading

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Kindness Supplants Pride

Father Faber points out a dilemma: “Few men can do without praise, and there are few circumstances under which a man can be praised without injuring him.” He observes: “Some men can do without the praise of others because their … Continue reading

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The Power of Kindness

Father Faber exclaims, “Oh, what a wretched thing it is to be unkind!” He continues: “If we have no notion of the far-reaching mischief which unkindness does, so neither can we rightly estimate the good which kindness may do. Very … Continue reading

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Kindness Helps Prevent Evil and Promote Good

Father Faber shows how recipients of kind acts receive two benefits: they are discouraged from committing evil, and they are encouraged to do good. Concerning the first, he says that an act of kindness can help prevent a person from … Continue reading

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What Kindness Does For a Person

Father Faber writes: “What does kindness do for those to whom we show it? We have looked at its office on a grand scale in the whole world; let us narrow our field of observation, and see what it does … Continue reading

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Kindness Helps Restore a Fallen World

Noting that kindness is of divine origin, Father Faber says of God: “He meant the world to be a happy world, and kindness means it also. He gave it the power to be happy, and kindness was a great part … Continue reading

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