Be Gentle and Kind, Not Clever

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Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5.)

I need to remember that. Especially in this season, I need to remember.

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15 Responses to Be Gentle and Kind, Not Clever

  1. This seems so much at odds with the world we live in and the world’s expectations of us.

  2. A great quote, Tim; thanks for sharing it. Cleverness tries to impress, but kindness is always on the lookout for the well-being of the other person. We do need more of that nowadays.

    • Tim says:

      Cleverness tries to impress – that’s a great insight, Jeannie. If the effort is to impress anyone with anything other than the love of God, it’s out of line.

  3. roscuro says:

    That’s a great speech at the end of ‘The Great Dictator’ – the whole film is worth seeing. Someone did an amazing kinetic typography of the speech (hope it’s OK to post a YouTube link here):

  4. roscuro says:

    I guess it didn’t work, but here is the URL to copy and paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjF2VqII0Kc

  5. I think we could all do with a reminder every now and then… 🙂

  6. This verse was the first thing I ever preached about 🙂 Not that I have had much opportunity to preach since :-/

  7. Mary Anne says:

    I’m hearing Hermione Granger here. “Books and cleverness. . . there are more important things. Friendship. And bravery.”

  8. Maybe you’ve heard this sweet song by Tim McGraw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzNHuGqoMc

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