On Being Gentle

Whenever I teach a yoga class, I preface almost every change in position with the words, "Now please gently..." One time a student called out, "Why do you always say gently?" Good question. Gentleness is not something most Americans know much about. Our approach to life is marked by force, attitude, determination, control, tenacity, a … Continue reading On Being Gentle

Self-Control: Fruit of a Spiritual Life

The question posed from previous posts is: what does a spiritual person look like? Within the context of our passage--Gal. 5:16-6:1--we find that a spiritual person is marked by the evidence of "fruit" in his/her life. This is taken from vss. 22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, … Continue reading Self-Control: Fruit of a Spiritual Life