Pursue…gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11, NASB)
I can be so insensitive to other people.
I am like a man with big feet
stumbling into a tight row of seats,
clumsily stepping on toes as I go.
My Lord, as I bumble and blunder through life,
I lift my family and friends to You.
Be gentle with those around me
by making me gentle.
Be kind to my spouse
by making me tender and kind.
Be patient with my children
by making me as patient with them
as You are with me.
Be merciful to all who cross my path
by making me forgiving.
Let me be a joyful and lavish distributor of Your grace.