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It’s much easier, much less complicated to be kind than to be loving. Love require thought and feeling, kindness looks for immediate mutual gratification. CS Lewis has some thoughts on both:
“Kindness, as such, cares not whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering…”  Contrast kindness described here with Lewis’ reflection on love:
“Love may forgive all infirmities [weaknesses] and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will [to desire] their removal. Love is more sensitive than hatred itself to every blemish in the beloved…Of all powers [love] forgives most, but [love] condones least: love is pleased with [a] little, but demands all.”
— C.S. Lewis from The Problem of Pain