Christians are called to counter evil with kindness and it can be the smallest thing, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said.
Speaking during Mass at the Sta. Maria Goretti Parish Church in Manila’s Paco district on Feb. 14, he said that kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture “but let us do it God’s way”.
“We should not allow evil and wickedness to kill all hope and all goodness that we have,” Tagle said in his homily. “We start with small acts of goodness.”
“We may not be able to solve all the problems in the world… but let us do it the way Jesus did through little acts of goodness, by being a person that will try to bring creation or humanity back to goodness,” he said.
The pro-prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization is currently in Manila to preside over the episcopal ordination of Bishop-elect Pablito Tagura of the Vicar Apostolic of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro on Feb. 17.
The cardinal also stressed that spreading kindness has the power to change lives for the better.
He added that small things, when joined together, can be an amazing force of good.
“Let us not add to the chaos and violence in the world. Let us not add to the wounds of the world,” he said.