Kindness and Gentleness

I found this quote today as I was internet surfing. I know so many people at the moment who are hurting, facing challenges and uncertainty that a reminder to be generous in our kindness and gentleness is timely.

“You cannot be too gentle, too kind.
Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other.
Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him
who receives.
All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other…
Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace.
Keep silent, refrain from judgement. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult, and outrage and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil.”

St. Seraphim of Sarov

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