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The English word “soft” does not appear often in the Bible.

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Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him,
‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ (John 18:33)

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Here are five affirmations that seek to point towards a description of the gentle kingdom of Jesus.

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This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday announcing the beginning of Advent. In preparation for celebrating the mystery of God born as a vulnerable infant, we recall that Jesus was not only a frail child, but also King of the universe.

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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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