Go the Way of Gentleness

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In this crazy world we’re living in, sometimes we see and hear disturbing things on the news and all around us. It’s enough to make us lose ourselves and become out of sorts. At times, we feel so irritated that we lash out at one another and become rude or even mean. That’s not us, and that’s not the way to live.

We need to bring back our gentler side when we feel this way. The soft side that makes us warm caring humans. Yes, it’s easy to become tough and non caring when the world is cruel, and the urge to put on the boxing gloves is very tempting, but fight that force.

Let’s try creating a world around us of gentleness, and just maybe the outer world will eventually act in kind.

“Where anger is a bursting flame, gentleness is a gentle rain.” ~ Fr. John Hardon

 

14 thoughts on “Go the Way of Gentleness

  1. Words of wisdom Michele.

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  2. pjlazos says:

    Admittedly, I spend a lot of time cursing the today’s headlines (and more as I read the articles!) so I thank you for the “gentle” reminder, Michele.

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  3. It is amazing how responsive my boy is to gentle requests…except when he’s not! LOL *cry* But yes, it lands more than half the time, so I’ll take it.

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  4. Wise words. 😉 ❤

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  5. Pazlo says:

    We must lead by example, always.

    “A mean dog has a reason to be so.”
    -Chuy The Wonderdog

    Seek peace,

    Paz

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