The Bishop of Birmingham reflects on a kinder city

The Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart reflects on what it would mean to live in a kinder city as part of his Easter 2011 message.

Bishop David Urquhart:

“For this city to remain a haven of refuge and safety, a centre of creativity and commerce and a meeting place for faiths and cultures it needs people who are committed to being good news, people who gossip hope and live friendship and hospitality.

Connected through acts of kindness

Acts of kindness are the nerve cells of this city. Kindness creates connections in a way that nothing else can. Kindness builds community and ends loneliness and isolation. St John says that “Perfect love casts out all fear.” Kindness is the opposite of fear and it speaks of the love God has for every one of the 1 million people who share the city of Birmingham and call it home.