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Title:
The hidden power of kindness : a practical handbook for souls who dare to transform the world, one deed at a time
Author:
Lovasik, Lawrence G. (Lawrence George), 1913-1986.
Publication Information:
Manchester, N.H. : Sophia Institute Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Abridged ed. of: Kindness.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781928832003
Format :
Book

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If you have trouble acting with the consistent kindness our Lord expects, your relationships with God and those you love may be suffering. That's why this book is such a godsend.Fr. Lawrence Lovasik brings you simple directions for how to overcome unkind habits that can creep -- undetected -- into your behavior. If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, don't miss these insights: they'll give you years of solid help to grow in charity and truly transform your corner of the world


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Part 1 Develop a kind attitude
1. Practice the elements of kindnessp. 5
2. Avoid passing judgment on othersp. 47
3. Resist greed in all its formsp. 59
4. Control inordinate angerp. 71
5. Learn to bear others' offenses with kindnessp. 81
6. Recognize the consequences of unkind thoughtsp. 93
7. Found your thoughts on virtuep. 97
8. Discover the transforming power of kind thoughtsp. 123
Part 2 Learn to speak kindly
9. Dedicate yourself to truthp. 137
10. Be charitable in your speechp. 159
11. Learn to avoid speaking unkindlyp. 173
12. Use kindness in correcting othersp. 181
13. Seek the blessings of kind wordsp. 189
Part 3 Show your love in kind deeds
14. Guard against giving bad examplep. 203
15. Cultivate a love that overflows in kind deedsp. 209
16. Perform works of mercyp. 215
17. Reap the rewards of kind deedsp. 223
Appendix
How kind are you?p. 239
Biographical Note
Lawrence G. Lovasikp. 245