An excerpt from the book The Ragamuffin Gospel – By Brennan Manning

“Gentleness towards ourselves constitutes the core of gentleness with others when the compassion of Christ is interiorized and appropriated to self- “He will not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick” (Matthew 12:20) – the breakthrough into a compassionate stance towards others occurs. In a catch-22 situation, the way of gentleness brings healing to ourselves and gentleness towards ourselves brings healing to others.”

I am thankful

-R