“With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience.” (Wis 2:19)
Gentleness is connected with patience. It expresses the full respect for the dignity of the other person. It is not just a simple reaction to somebody’s nice and kind behavior. It comes from the depth of my heart. The heart staying close to God, grounded in His love and rooted in His Word. Gentleness is the result of the fight with my own weakness and and the only proper attitude towards another person.
“One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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