Gentle – for Five Minute Friday

There are so many things that could be described as “gentle.”

The gentle cycle on a washer, or the old placid dog who has met many children, come to mind.

But when I hear the word gentle, it brings to mind someone (or something) that is so powerful it doesn’t need to be harsh. I believe meekness is the word I’m searching for.

Jesus certainly fits this description. The Bible tells us he was fully God, yet fully man. Now that’s power! Yet he chose to live the life of a servant, and die a horrible death (he didn’t deserve) to redeem all of mankind.

Perhaps that’s why one of his nicknames is, “Gentle Shepherd.”

Today, let’s all be kinder and gentler than necessary—for Jesus’ sake.






22 responses to “Gentle – for Five Minute Friday”

  1. Island Traveler Avatar

    Thank you my friend for this powerful inspiration. This is a beautiful tribute to all the Gentle, the Selfless, the Generous Givers who works their best so people can experience and appreciate what being cared for feels. There are many Gentle Shepherds around us and many times people that belong to this world does not notice nor acknowledge them. It’s time to change that and show them we see and are thankful for what they do. I hope many will read this post because we need Gentle people more than ever. God bless 🙏

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for the reblog, scribelady.


  3. scribelady Avatar

    Yes, it did. Thanks.

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, humility is another good word to describe the way Jesus handled His identify as Son of God AND Son of Man.

    I say a notice that you reblogged my post. Did it work after all?

    🙏❤️ prayers and love.


  5. scribelady Avatar

    Reblogged this on Country Ripples.

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  6. scribelady Avatar

    “Someone (or something) that is so powerful it doesn’t need to be harsh.” Wow! Just a thought to add to this: it seems to me humility blends in there, too–with being gentle and powerful. Certainly a description of Jesus.

    I wanted to reblog your post, but for some reason, I can’t.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Barb. For Jesus’ sake, and everyone else’s sanity. 😇


  8. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Well said, David!

    Kinder & gentler for Jesus’ sake

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ve shook my fist at heaven a time or two. It did me little good. Thankfully, God was gracious enough to give me room to wise up. Thanks, Gary.

    🙏❤️ Prayers and love. (I’m trying out a new closing—even with the guys.)

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  10. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Yep, That’s my Jesus David. At times I’ve blamed him for harshness but usually it was my harsh circumstances brought about by me and tough love by Him.

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Maria. The picture is from Pexels, but it listed no credit. Happy Easter to you as well.

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  12. MariaTeresa Avatar

    Yes, a more kind, compassionate and gentleness is on order for us all 🥰 Sending you and your family Happy Easter blessings for renewal of all that your heart feels that heals. I love this sweet picture too BTW 😊

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  13. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    You are too kind … Thank you for all you share as well, David 🙂

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Your input is always valued. Thank you.

    Some of the best teachers and mentors I’ve had embodied kindness. Yes, they were firm, at times, but never overly harsh.

    I appreciate your help here. It’s nice to have a pro like you stop by! Blessings.


  15. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Amen. There’s a verse in the Bible which says “Your gentleness has made me great.” I’ve thought on the verse often. How true it is. When we are dealt with gently with others it really builds us up. It creates some strong and beautiful in us.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, BG. I appreciate your scriptural blessing. Come to think of it, everything on your blog is scripture! Here’s a blessing for you.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.

    Shalom, to you as well.


  17. BG Avatar

    I appreciate the smoothness of how you write. You are such a blessing. Shalom, the whole peace of God be upon you both now and forevermore. I call you and those you love blessed of the Lord!

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, I am thankful for the Good Shepherd as well. I hope you have a blessed Easter too. Thank you for stopping by, Bridget.

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  19. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Thank you for this encouraging post. I am so thankful for our Good Shepherd who cares for us, and who also shows us how we too can live gently. Have a blessed Easter! ✝️

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. These Five Minute Friday writing prompts are always a challenge. One has little time to think. You. Just . Write. I give the Holy Spirit 💯 percent credit for helping me create this one.

    Thank you for reading, and for your kind comment. Jesus truly a beautiful mix of power and love.


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  21. TheFlowIntoWords Avatar

    Love what you’ve shared, it really got me thinking. Love your description “Someone (or something”) that is so powerful it doesn’t need to be harsh”. That does sound like the meekness/gentleness of Jesus to me. What a beautiful mix power and love is, Jesus is. What a beautiful thing it is when we strive to express powerful love on Earth, His presence.

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