Candace Cameron Bure: ‘We Can Be Kind, But [Still] Stand Up For God’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Candace Cameron Bure and her brother Kirk Cameron recently sat down to talk about the importance of staying kind, even when faced with criticism.
The pair took some time to give each other shoutouts for inspiring them and many others around the world. They then spoke about what it’s like to face criticism, especially from those who don’t share their faith.
“I know that the Holy Spirit gives us the fruit of the spirit,” Bure explained. “God gives each and every one of us self-control. That’s something that we need to have when we’re in those hot topics and divisive conversations.”
While she admitted it’s easy to want to respond immediately, Bure said it was “important to represent Christ well.” For her, that means pausing to “consider the other perspective [and taking] a second to pray” before voicing her opinion.
Cameron later asked the FULL HOUSE star how she remains kind, even to those who are not being kind in return.
“I always try to think about their perspective, or where they’re coming from,” Bure shared. “I think trying to…hear their perspective and have empathy can diffuse [a situation].”
She continued, “Kindness takes effort. I think that’s why it’s so challenging. We have to learn it. We have to apply it. It becomes an action [and] we have to be mindful of it.”
However, Bure was quick to stress that being kind when speaking to someone who doesn’t agree with your faith does not mean agreeing with what they’re saying.
“Kindness doesn’t mean you have to be agreeable,” the actress explained. “It just means you have to be kind and respectful within the conversation, or whatever action is taking place…we can be kind and loving, but [still] speak truth and stand up for God.”
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