William James, the American philosopher, once told his nephew who had just turned twenty-one that there were only three things he needed to know: "Be kind. Be kind. Be kind." To this Paul in the Letter to the Romans would add: "And love your neighbour." In today's world where conflicts abound, imagine what a difference it would make if we all said to ourselves in every endeavour, in every relationship and in every conflict: "Be kind and love your neighbour."