Let your gentleness be known to everyone. YHWH is near.
~ Philippians 4:
This pastoral scene from the Cotswolds in England speaks “gentleness” to me. But it might be too much – too gentle. The image of this ewe and her lamb takes gentleness to the level of stereotype. There were lambs frolicking everywhere when we visited. At the same time, lamb chops were on sale in all the food stores.
It’s easy for me to be sarcastic in the face of gentleness. But which is more valuable. I find it easy to get my fill of oh-so-witty humor, but I’ve never overdosed on gentleness.
When’s the last time you thought the world was too gentle of a place?
REFLECT: How do you be gentle? How do you touch something gently, like a baby bunny? How do you say something gently, being very kind and careful? Who is gentle to you?
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist