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The next spiritual fruit is gentleness. To be gentle is to be careful, kind, and thoughtful. We can be gentle with people, as well as to things. Having a gentle state-of-mind and being gentle in our actions, are both ideal characteristics of a believer.
Jesus shows us what gentleness looks like. For example, Jesus was always patient, kind, easy to approach, and gentle towards others. Our Father has all power, yet he never misuses it! Instead He is always gentle and loving to us, in spite of our shortcomings.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)