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Monday, October 10, 2011

Strength of a Stallion

I heard a blurb on the radio that really stuck with me.  It was about:


What was profound to me was that the speaker said that Gentleness is not weakness but strength.

He used the illustration of a stallion.  He said that the strength of a stallion under control can produce and beautiful, gentle animal, but unrestrained that strength is just dangerous.

He paralleled that to gentleness by saying that gentleness is strength under control.  But that same strength (of conviction, etc.) unrestrained can produce the dangerous harshness of words, attitudes, and actions.  His context was the defense of your hope in 1 Peter 3: 15,16 being shared with gentleness and respect.  But I think we can apply that gentleness, that strength under control in an abundance of circumstances.  I know my strong feelings on something too often come out in unrestrained harsh, disrespectful, hurtful words instead of the influential words of strength under control expressed through gentleness.

May our words, attitudes, and actions be expressed gently and be as captivating as a beautiful, strong stallion!

1 comment:

  1. What a great lesson! I often find myself praying for gentleness with my clients; I can too easily come off harshly in my passion. I like the image of a strong stallion under control and the gentleness that he carries in spite of his massive size. Thanks for sharing!