Steve Bell from his Kindness Album Notes:
"Kindness… hardly a quaint sentiment… is fundamental to the fabric of authentic, good life. Neither utopian nor naïve, sustainable kindness flows from a deeply internalized knowledge of the kinship of all things. What the saints have ever known, that a lived conviction of positive regard for the other, cherishing – even enemies – is the sanest way forward. Indeed, it is a fundamental intuition of my own Christian faith that understands God to be a familial communion; a unity of self-donation, mutual othering and ecstatic overflow, which issues forth as creation – you and I, field and stream, songbird and leviathan, soil and sky. It’s all-good. It’s kin(d).
....... I recognize that the simplest words carry the greatest freight: Love, Kindness, Grace, Beauty, Truth, Goodness. We know these profoundly and painfully in their absence. But when they are present… glory!"
Take a listen to the video below.