Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5).
To have great strength and choose to restrain it.
To reach out a hand when you want to shake a fist.
To use a tack hammer when you could wield Mjolnir.
You see where I’m going.
The God of all strength chooses to be gentle with you.
What do you choose, Beloved?
Today I will walk among…people. I will have endless opportunities to practice gentleness. Will I take those opportunities?
Let’s pray for each other today, Beloved.
And, uh, put the hammer down.