Gentleness

  Gentleness, also translated “meekness,” does not mean weakness. Rather, it involves humility and thankfulness toward God, and polite, restrained behavior toward others. The opposites of gentleness are anger, a desire for revenge, and self-aggrandizement. It takes a strong person to be truly gentle. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow gives us a wonderful illustration of gentleness in […]

Faithfulness

Faithfulness has two different meanings. If we mean the faithfulness of God or Jesus, it refers to steadfastness, honesty, firmness, and God’s utter dependability based on His unchanging character. If we mean human faithfulness, it refers to our steady allegiance to God and our trust in Him. A “faithful” man is “full of faith”; he […]

Weight(less) – For When I Was Hungry

As a contrast to my Weight(less) post yesterday, I thought it would be good to post something quite the opposite today. The feeling of heaviness and sadness surrounds this image I shot on the Spanish Steps in Rome.  For all the times I have seen them it never gets easier. I am reminded of these […]