Candace Cameron Bure is one of the most recognizable women of faith working in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Star of both the 80s sitcom “Full House” as well as its more modern sequel “Fuller House,” Bure is known for sharing her bold, faith-filled viewpoint on talk shows such as “The View.”
Now, she is on a quest to reintroduce kindness into the public discourse and has put forward her favorite segments of biblical inspiration in a new video for Bible Gateway.
“I want to share with you just a few of the many verses in the Bible that talk about kindness — and it brings me such joy. I’m just loving it and I can’t get enough of it,” Candace said at the start of the short video. Then, she turned to the scriptures.
Bure’s first pick was 2 Corinthians 12:9:
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
The “Fuller House” star explained how she often feels overwhelmed and weak, and that this verse reminded her to lean wholly on Jesus Christ.
“There are so many days I feel so weak and knowing that all I need is God’s kindness helps me get through my day,” she said of this powerful passage.
“I love that. I could just ingest that all day long.”
Her second selection was Ephesians 4:32:
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
In a cutthroat and often highly superficial entertainment industry, it is so refreshing to see a celebrity such as Bure place such high value on showing Christ-like kindness to everyone she meets.
Bure laughed, saying that often wants to post the words of this verse “on everyone’s forehead.”
“Be kind to each other!” she implored. We forgive, she noted, “because God forgave all of us.”
The actress’s third pick was Galatians 5:22-26, which is all about the “the fruit of the Spirit.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited,provoking and envying each other.”
Bure is such a fierce advocate of expressing kindness toward one another that she has written a whole book on the subject!
In an interview on her newly published work, “Kind is The New Classy: the Power of Living Graciously,” she explained to former Arkansas governor and conservative commentator Mike Huckabee why every single person should make a concerted effort to show kindness to each other.
“It’s a simple message that people ought to be nice,” noted Huckabee. “How hard should that be?”
“You’d think it should be simple. It is simple to be nice, but it does take more effort than being mean,” Bure responded. “I think that’s why it feels counter-cultural. I think more people tend to be angry. So I want to put the spotlight back on kindness.”
Bure, who is a former host of “The View,” said that in all her interviews, she was always conscious to extend “compassion and empathy” to each and every guest.
Bure, the sister of actor and “Growing Pains” star, Kirk Cameron, has always been extremely open about her Christian faith as she progresses in an industry which is notoriously anti-religious.
“I say that I became a Christian at 12 because I did give my heart to Jesus. But I really wasn’t walking with Christ until my early 20s, when my faith really became my own,” the actress shared.
If it were not for her faith, Bure said that she’d be an “emotional wreck.”
“It’s so easy to let our emotions get the best of us. If it weren’t for my faith, I wouldn’t have the Holy Spirit. I wouldn’t have the joy, peace, patience, gentleness and self-control that the Holy Spirit gives me. And so I would be an emotional wreck and those emotions would just be at the forefront of it all.”