“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
– Ephesians 4:2
When following Jesus, sometimes when He touches our lives and moves in our hearts, we think Why is He doing this? Why is this happening to me? But you can trust Him; you can trust His process. Most importantly, you can trust His teaching and His ways, even when they may not make sense. While the world is saying hate your enemy, gossip about them, get back at them, shut them out … Jesus is saying forgive them and love them. When you get in an argument with your spouse and the world tells you to put your foot down and make sure you get your way, Jesus says to forgive and work through it with them and love them, be gentle in spirit, and check your ego.
Jesus, I thank you for being different. You are an example of how we should be, and you are completely different than what the world tells us to be.
How can you practice being gentle in spirit?