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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Gentle.

My Bible commentary defines gentle as “kind, mild-mannered, soft.”

In a time when words are often spoken without much thought,

In a time when opinions are divisive on every subject,

In a time when words are causing hurt, stirring hatred, and striking our hearts,

may our words be gentle.

As we speak to those around us, may our words be kind, mild-mannered, and soft. May they break down walls, reflect thoughtfulness, bring healing, foster love, and warm our hearts.

The choice is ours to make.

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
(Proverbs 15:1, NLT)

Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”
(Proverbs 15:4, NLT))

Gentle answers.
Gentle words.
It’s what the world is desperate to hear.


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Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Grace & Truth .