Finding God's Goodness

Week 48. Gentleness. Being Great.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of hope grows our gentleness.

How do we cultivate the fruit of gentleness? We can start thinking of others and decide to be gentle in our words. These actions lead us to greatness.

As we think about others, we must clothe ourselves in gentleness by living with less judgment and more compassion.  We must have tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

We can be gentle in everything we say and do without being a quiet pushover.  When we feel the need to be “right” or have the last word, we can be full of grace so that we may know how to answer everyone. If we see a friend going down a bad path, we are called to “restore that person gently.”  This means not telling them what they should do or getting angry, but gently pointing them back towards the right path and goodness. Gentleness makes good people great!

You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your gentleness
made me great.

2 Samuel 22:36

Thank you, Lord, for drawing me towards Your gentle greatness.

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