Dressed in Gentleness

Tuesday, February 7

{meeting my sponsored compassion child in Kenya= life changing}

Dressing for beauty of heart....I want that.
Have you ever met a gentle person? They are the loveliest of kind.
You feel loved. Listened to. Important.
Fresh air. Newness. Life. Ways you feel when leaving their presence.
My grandmother is Gentle, and I yearn to be that as well.....

Henri challenged me today with the flower of gentleness....

"Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them done fast, even when people get hurt in the process. Success, accomplishment, and productivity count. But the cost is high. There is no place for gentleness in such a milieu.

Gentle is the one who does "not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick" (Matthew 12:20). Gentle is the one who is attentive to the strengths and weaknesses of the other and enjoys being together more than accomplishing something. A gentle person treads lightly, listens carefully, looks tenderly, and touches with reverence. A gentle person knows that true growth requires nurture, not force. Let's dress ourselves with gentleness. In our tough and often unbending world our gentleness can be a vivid reminder of the presence of God among us."

Beautiful Henri, thank you.

Looking forward to learning more of the gentle way.

And looking forward to a glorious weekend in Tahoe with our dearest of friends:)

love Katie

1 comment :

  1. I just love reading your thoughts on this little corner of the Internet! :) SO happy to hear you're familiar with A.Voskamp, too!! Ah, that book...such a treasure!

    MISS you Katie girl!!! xx


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