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« on: April 21, 2011, 08:56:02 AM »


Is there anything better on earth than gentleness?  If there were, Jesus Christ would have taught it to us.  But Jesus has given us only two lessons.  "Learn from me" he said, "for I am meek and humble of heart." 
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »

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"Learn from me" he said, "for I am meek and humble of heart." 


Pride is the opposite of humility, but isn't brashness (etc) which is opposite of gentleness also due to pride?
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 05:35:43 PM »

Hi Brigid. Yes, I guess so.  But I think sometimes people do brash things because of stress, anxiety, immaturity, insecurity, peer pressure, etc, rather than pride.  imho. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 05:37:49 PM »

I forgot to stay stupidity.  I think I've done brash things that were just out of stupidity.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 06:05:25 PM »

I forgot to stay stupidity.  I think I've done brash things that were just out of stupidity.   Grin


You and me, both! big grin big grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 01:19:01 PM »

I know someone who brags on his humility...
I pray for humility and gentleness -- trying to overcome my Irish-German pride and brashness,  Embarrassed
I don't know how to overcome my stupidity though, except to step back and ask God to take over.
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Heavenly Father help me to persevere, to strive where my will is weak, and to begin again where I have failed, that whatever I lack in love, I may put right in the trying. Amen.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 05:12:12 PM »

I do so like St. Francis de Sales, Susanna.
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