More on the power of GENTLENESS

Good Morning!

I am returning to gentleness because in the past few days I have read and actually seen some outworking of the power of gentleness in the transforming of lives.

gentleness again.

When gentleness combined with love and self-control operate as a complete unit the results are astonishing.    A few examples I have witnessed – a dog having a seizure – cause still unknown.   The quiet loving, gentle voice and hand in the darkness that brought comfort and reduced fear.

The angry elderly man whose whole face changed when the little girl gently placed her hand on his shoulder.   All she said was ‘ooh’.

The powerful man whose stature was so impressive everyone knew when he allowed anger to fuel his passions he was  terrifying.    Yet, people who knew him best have said there was nothing more impressive or powerfully described him as a man then when he came into a hospital and gently handed a very ill child a teddy bear.

           Nothing is so strong in this world as gentleness.    Nothing is as gentle as real strength. A real man  is a gentle man.

                                                           Francis De Sales

I have no idea who Francis quoted above was but I have come to believe what he has written.

A new week – a challenge for all of us men, women, older folk young mothers, children….. lets make a choice.   Let’s choose…..a powerful combination of Love, gentleness and self-control.  Let’s choose to make this an outstanding week.

Live Life to it’s fullest!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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3 Responses to More on the power of GENTLENESS

  1. dawnlizjones says:

    Yes! I take up the challenge, and as I work with middle schoolers, I have plenty of opportunity! Pray for me. Please.


  2. Debbie L says:

    Beautiful and an excellent challenge. I’m always curious so I had to look him up:
    He was born Aug 21, 1567 in Château de Sales, France and died Dec 28, 1622, Lyon, France ….”Francis de Sales was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.”


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