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.