Supporting others during their times of weakness so that they
can achieve their full potential in the Lord.
|1. Well born; of a good family or respectable birth.
|2. Mild; meek; soft; not rough, harsh or severe; as a gentle
nature, temper or disposition; a gentle manner;
a gentle address; a gentle voice. 1
Thess xxvii [sic]. 2 Tim ii.
|3. Tame; peaceable; not wild, turbulent or refractory;
as a gentle horse or beast
|4. Soothing, pacific.
|5. Treating with mildness; not violent.
| A gentle
hand may lead the elephant with a hair.
Webster's 1st ed., 1828
Because I am well born, of a Royal Seed, I treat others with noble
Because conversion is the result of God's Spirit, I do not
attempt to force others through violence or threats.
I am committed to showing personal care and concern in meeting
the needs of others.
I Thessalonians 2:7
I am sensitive to the weaknesses and limitations of others and
respond to them with a soft answer and patient encouragement.
I recognize that outward gruffness is often a self-made shield to
protect a wounded and hurting spirit.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from
above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy
to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality,
and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is
sown in peace of them that make peace.
And we know that all things work together for good to
those who love God, to those who are the called according to His
purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be
conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have
kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??