“A Thought For Today”

My Uncle Richard and Aunt Evelyn send a daily email called “A Thought For Today.”  This is what it said today:

“Be gentle with yourself and others.”

As I make my lunch of angel hair and sauce from a jar, these words roll back over my heart. You know why we so often can’t be gentle with others? Because we don’t know how to be gentle with ourselves. See, I long to be a more gentle person but what if I must begin with me? Kind of like first receiving God’s love into my own heart before I can give it away. Only being able to give to others what I have.

Maybe today we can all give ourselves permission to be bit kinder to ourselves. A bit more gentle with our own faults and imperfections. And maybe then we will find a way to let gentle grace flow more freely.

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