Not all wounds are obvious. Walk GENTLY in lives of others.
– Author Unknown
Have you ever seen the movie Princess Bride?
I have watched it so many times I can quote most of it. It is full of one-liners.
One of which is Wesley (the leading man) saying gently, gently.
And of course, Buttercup (the leading lady) is NOT gentle & Wesley’s head BANGS back down as she in her ignorance lets go. He needs special care because he has been mostly dead all day.
We all go through stuff. Some more, some less.
Yet, we all – go.
Some things leave a wound, some a scar, some leave us feeling perhaps mostly dead all day.
If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience tolerance, and care.
– Marvin J Ashton
Below are 2 previous posts I encourage you to read. 2 reasons
If you are able I encourage you to open your view to the pains of others & see what you can do to help if it’s even just to be gentler. Being gentle has been passed off as
Being gentle has been passed off as weakness but it is far from it. It takes great strength to be gentle when you feel like being otherwise.
The Bible says a few things about being gentle. 2 examples: “a gentle word can break a bone” (that doesn’t sound weak) & “your gentleness has made me great” (again, no eluding to weakness)
If you are in the position of the one needing the gentleness – I encourage you to read & see how my friend talked about sharing. Sharing our struggles takes courage. It takes making ourselves vulnerable. That can be horrendously scary. But it is possible.
I encourage you to share – find a safe place so you begin the process to heal.
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