“We were created for kind and gentle living. Indeed, kindness and gentleness are two of the fruit-of-the-Spirit characteristics that the apostle Paul mentions in Galatians 5. When Christians fail to measure up to the standards of kindness and gentleness, we are not the people God meant us to be.”
Richard Mouw, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010, page 13.