growing in gentleness

“Martha Elliott is a good woman, but her goodness is without grace or beauty.”

Katy describing Martha (who didn’t like Katy and her playful, vivacious personality): “It is only want of sympathy. She is too really good to be hostile to any one.”

It may not be hostility, but the lack of sympathy likewise casts shadows into people’s hearts.

I must remember that
as much as goodness is one of the fruits
of the Spirit,
so is gentleness.

&
this, is the perfect picture of sympathy.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.‘ (Romans 12:10)

I’m not there yet,
but I’m getting there
slowly by His grace. (‘:

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