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Yesterday the world I encountered in my travels through the day seemed to be filled with grief, anxiety and fear.

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I was asked after yesterday’s “Beatitudes” sermon about the translation “meek” in Matthew 5:5.

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On this day in which a new president of the United States is installed I make my plea to whomever may stumble across these words in this small space.

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The Bible has been accused of many things. And it would be dishonest not to admit that the Bible is at times a difficult and challenging book.

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Further texts and reflections on: Tenderness – Gentleness – Mercy – Compassion

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It may not be the first quality that comes to mind when many people think of Christians, but the New testament makes frequent reference in a variety of ways to “gentleness” as a fundamental characteristic of the Christian life.

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Why is so much Christianity so often so mean?

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The enemy of gentleness is the feeling that there is something I need to protect and that you pose a threat to my well-being.

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The remaining items on my Gentleness Manifesto are no easier to embody than the first five.

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I have been thinking somewhat sadly about gentleness.

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