Walk worthy of the of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…. Eph. 4:1-2.

After the first weekend of NFL football it is difficult to turn to today’s subject – gentleness. I grew up in a home and world where gentleness was seen as weakness, where being meek and mild got you ridiculed and knocked around. Things haven’t changed much over the years – we live in a world where we are counseled to be tough and to take advantage of those who are weak.

Yet, over the years, I have learned that it takes a tremendous amount of strength to be gentle and to make a special point to ask God to give me a spirit of gentleness in the face of adversity and meanness.  God would have all his children possess a gentle nature. Remember “ the meek shall inherit the earth,” – not the tough, not the fittest, and not the combative. As I said, it is not easy in this dog-eat-dog world, but if we subject our souls to God, he will make us more gentle day by day. Try this, little-by-little each day, for if God dwells in your heart, all is peace.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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