Sunday, January 08, 2017
Sometimes we all have misunderstandings. People get angry and say things that are unkind and untrue. Sometimes we need to overlook the matter with a gentle attitude, and forgive.
Gentleness is "the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered:" It is having a soft and tolerant attitude.
I had the opportunity to be gentle towards my brother this morning. He accused me of something far-fetched and untrue. Rather than railing at him for being a bit of a "Do-Do- head" I pointed out that he had his facts wrong. From time to time, we all make silly mistakes. It's better to be gentle than harsh.
If the kindness and gentleness is abused, I will have the opportunity to be firm on another day. If I am firm now, the gentleness might not be appreciated later.