FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
Gentleness - This is a necessary fruit if we desire to grace people, that is to say, give people needed space in order to grow. It is rooted in the grace of God, his gentleness toward us to deal with us as children and not as slaves. We are not to minister with the viewpoint of strict, religious, angry ordinances but rather to help one to see the principles of faith and grace so as to change from the inward being. This is why the Word says, “The wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God,” James 1:20. This does not mean that there is never a time for sternness, but when it is time to be gentle, we will know if we have this fruit. Without this fruit, we will find ourselves striving with others.