“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased. He rebuked them only after it was too late. As a result they died. His was a false kindness. God, however, is compassionate but not permissive. He chastens us when we do wrong. That’s true kindness. Kindness that warns and recues is true kindness.