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I've been on an unusual, seemingly God inspired gentleness kick lately. Verses and quotes keep popping up and being shared with me. Just came across this verse. What an interesting thing for St. Paul to say:
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Phil 4.5 NIV
Friday, February 7, 2014
"Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them done fast, even when people get hurt in the process. Success, accomplishment, and productivity count. But the cost is high. There is no place for gentleness in such a milieu.
"Gentle is the one who does "not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick" (Matthew 12:20). Gentle is the one who is attentive to the strengths and weaknesses of the other and enjoys being together more than accomplishing something. A gentle person treads lightly, listens carefully, looks tenderly, and touches with reverence. A gentle person knows that true growth requires nurture, not force. Let's dress ourselves with gentleness. In our tough and often unbending world our gentleness can be a vivid reminder of the presence of God among us."
- Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Source - Thanks to Steve Imbach for sharing this with me. Soulstream.org