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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011 (sweeter gentleness)

sweeter gentleness

“Life is too short to spend
even one day of it in bickering and strife.
Love is too sacred to be forever lacerated
and torn by the ugly briers of sharp temper.
Surely we ought to learn
to be patient with others,
since God has to show every day
such infinite patience toward us.
Can we not, then, train our life
to sweeter gentleness?
Can we not learn to be touched
even a little roughly, without resenting it?
Can we not bear little injuries
and apparent injustices,
without flying into an unseemly rage?
Can we not have in us
something of the mind of Christ
which will enable us, like Him -
to endure all wrong and injury
and give back no word or look of bitterness?”
- J. R. R. Miller

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