In this world, we do not find much mercy. Rather, we see a lack of love; a thirst for revenge; and unmerciful conduct. But God shows us that we must be merciful in order to obtain His mercy. In many cases, self-righteousness prevents people from being merciful, as they may think that they are so much better than others; that they could never do what others have done; and that it is therefore necessary to dig up what has been buried. Such an attitude will never give us inward peace.
Gentleness is one characteristic of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which was so evident in the life of our senior pastor, Edwin Pope. Gentleness is a character trait, which all of us must emulate.
The Power of the Tongue