The reason a follower of Jesus commits to kindness is completely different from any other motivation. The internal decision goes like this –
Kindness is the power that moves me to do caring things for someone who can offer nothing in return.
Kindness is the power to move my self-centered ego toward the weak, the unlovable, to those who can do nothing for me.
Kindness is the power to invest myself with no expectation of reward.
I choose kindness– because it most clearly reflects the life of Jesus to a broken world.
I commit to kindness because it transforms me into a replica of Jesus.