• Dallas McQuarrie
    Posted at 06:13h, 28 March Reply

    A common synonym for the adjective ‘gentle,’ at least in my dictionary, is ‘forgiving.’ Forgiving is the key to finding salvation, as Jesus points out when he says “… if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt 6;15). We need to be gentle because one cannot be harsh and forgiving – the two are mutually exclusive. When Micah listed the three things God requires of us (Micah 6:8), ‘kindness’ is second, bracketed by ‘doing justice’ and ‘walking humbly with God.’ The ultimate in kindness or gentleness is found in forgiving and once we acknowledge our own shortcomings and forgive ourselves, that forgiveness we give our self predisposes and prepares us to forgive others. And that is what we must do if we are to glorify God (rather than ourselves) with our lives.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 08:59h, 28 March Reply

    Thank you Dodzi!

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