Strength Today

A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

[Prov 15:1]

The Lord said, “Are you really so very angry?”

[Jonah 4:4]

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Renew Thine image, Lord, in me,

Lowly and gentle may I be;

No charms but these to Thee are dear;

No anger mayst Thou ever find,

No pride in my unruffled mind,

But faith, and heaven-born peace be there.

~ P. GERHARDT ~

Neither say nor do aught displeasing to thy neighbor; and if thou hast been wanting in charity, seek his forgiveness, or speak to him with gentleness. Speak always with mildness and in a low tone of voice.

~ L. SCUPOLI ~

Injuries hurt not more in the receiving than in the remembrance. A small injury shall go as it comes; a great injury may dine or sup with me; but none at all shall lodge with me. Why should I vex myself because another hath vexed me? Grief for things past that cannot be remedied, and care for things to come that cannot be prevented, may easily hurt, can never benefit me. I will therefore commit myself to God in both, and enjoy the present.

~ JOSEPH HALL ~

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