22 Ramadan 2016: Gentleness for Beauty

Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells. – Richard Paul Evans

RLThere was a man, he was arrogant, aggressive, unjust, self-absorbed, stubborn, entitled, mean, suspicious, narcissistic, dark hearted and ugly on the inside … yet, when those who were given the task to enlighten him and make him aware of truth and his surrounding reality, they were asked to speak to him with “gentleness”.

The man is Pharaoh, and those who were given the task to speak to him are Moses and his brother Aaron.

So I got to thinking, why would they be asked to be gentle and use gentle words? The answer, is in the quote above.

So what is gentleness? How does it look like?

From various definitions, gentleness is:

  • Patience
  • Calmness
  • Restraint
  • Balance
  • Quietness
  • flexibility
  • Ease

I never thought of gentleness that way. I thought of it as cutting corners to make someone happy … but it is not.

It is being firm on the truth with beauty achieved through gentleness.

May god grant us the strength and ability to practice gentleness in different facets of our lives.

 

Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography / freedigitalphotos.net

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