August 20, 2018

Be Gentle

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1 Yesterday, we talked about how being aware of what people are going through and being sensitive to their pain enables us to love like Jesus did. Today, I want to talk about the third thing we can do to become a life-giving presence in relationship with others — be gentle. In our crazy world, it seems that we have gotten more and more harsh with each other. Whether in politics or religion, people have become violent in their rhetoric and language. When we get in a fight with our spouse or get angry at the guy who cut us off in traffic, many of us tend to respond harshly and with a mean spirit. However, this is not helping us as a society. As we are forced to function in an angry world, here’s

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