Finding God's Goodness

Week 48. Gentleness. Intention.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

What does it mean to live in the fruit of gentleness? Gentleness is defined in the dictionary as “the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered.” The fruit of the Spirit of gentleness involves humility and gratitude, polite, restrained, and compassionate behavior towards everyone else.

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Guide to Goodness

Show us the way.  Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

Art by Melanie Boutiette Just Beloved

We live in a hard world.  Especially in the west where we are taught to be independent, self-reliant, and to look out for number one.  While this has worldly benefits, over time, our hearts become hardened, we live in our heads, and rarely let our guard down.  This is counter to what the spiritual life requires of us where we must learn how to be childlike, to be humble and small.  A hardened heart never allows us to lead an integrated life of body, mind, and spirit.  We must cultivate a soft and gentle heart.

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