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Why go to Confession: it teaches us to TRULY be kind-- to be a merciful lover of the Truth, which can only happen if we are humble enough to receive the gift of God's forgiveness and mercy so that we can pass it on to others. There are all sorts of ways in which being "nice" is not kind at all, because it enables untruth and judgment when it excuses itself from what's truly right and just: anyone who has ever fallen afoul of a clique knows this.
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness. And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. ~Audrey Hepburn" Trite but true, beauty can only come from within. There is no amount of make-up, beauty regimes or exercise that can disguise an inner unhappiness or meanness of spirit.