Let’s Talk MeN (7)

I hope as we read through this short interview from the different Men. We saw Differences, Patterns, Similarities etc.
Today we interview the last Gentleman as we await the Finale.
Thank you to those following, Stick around to the End.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

My name is Valentine Makoni and I come from Harare, Zimbabwe.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father ?
(If you knew him or a father figure in your life)

My father loved photography. From a young age, my father was the “camera guy”. Remember, this was in the 90’s and early 2000s.
There were no digital cameras or smart phones. So, it was exceptional for him to have a camera.

At every family function: weddings, birthday parties, engagement parties, Christmas gatherings… my father would be there with his camera. Our house was full of photo albums when I was young.

My father has a dual personality almost.
A public one, and a private one.
At home, he has always been quiet and reflective. Watching news on TV, reading the newspaper, running, washing the car.

He would speak, but sparingly. In public, he would laugh, do speeches, connect and generally be very extroverted.

I started to understand his quiet times as a means for him to recharge emotionally for the moments he has to be engaging in public.

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you ?

You sound learned. I was having a social conversation with a girl and she said, “you speak like someone who is well read. Who knows a lot. I like that when talking to you.”

Its stuck with me a lot.
Sometimes wondering if its true.
Sometimes as pressure to live up. Sometimes as a reminder that knowledge is not only what we get through diplomas and degrees.

What is the worst thing and best thing about being Male?

The best thing about being male is… time.
I have often felt like being “left behind” by my peers. On things such as having a degree / a job / a place to stay / a wife. But, being male seems to give me a lot of time.
I have time to make mistakes. To think. To grow. To decide.

As hard as it is, to decide to do things on my own terms, in my own time.

The worst thing about being male is having a broken relationship with the female gender.

In the words of Kendrick Lamar: “We do it all for a woman from haircut to a war.”

We like to live in the jungle like to play in the peach” It is limiting to design a whole life around acquiring / getting / impressing women, but its tempting to do so.

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

I guess, I wished I had talked to him more. Just, in general. About nothing in particular.

People in general have a way of revealing their personality and wisdom in conversation, and he does that very well.

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

Honestly, I have never had a single “role model” or “idol”.

I watch, learn and like things from a whole range of people, each with their own… way.

But, Kendrick Lamar could be the closest to it. I resonate with his honesty and creativity.

What is your definition of a real man ?

A real man is one who… is in control of himself. There are a lot of pressures from family, society, capitalism, impulses, governments, friends, peers, women.

A real man is one who can define truth for himself and be able to live within that truth.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship, Mentorship for Men ? Is it something you are open to?

I think discipleship / mentorship for men is an interesting concept worth exploring.

There can be some learning and companionship that comes from it.
However, its not something I would be *personally* open to.

I just have a preference for non-formal learning and association.

When last where you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

In December 2020, after feeling overwhelmed through my mental health, I wrote a public post on Facebook.

I have found it helpful to be vulnerable and open in my writing, even when I share this writing on a public forum.

What is the one thing  you think every man should experience?

Happiness. Every man should know what happiness means to them. Where they can forget everything else and just be in a moment and happy. Its good to know what that is like.

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation.

Sports, women and money. Top 3, easily lol.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend ? What would you teach them?

I would teach them to be in tune with themselves. What do they think? What do they want? What do they fear? What do they feel?

What is your phone wall paper? (Screenshot)

The standard phone wall paper lol. I never change it tbh.

What quote has stuck with you?

Adulting is soup. And I am fork.

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What is your name and where do you come from?

I am Bildad Makori from Nairobi Kenya.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father?
(If you knew him or a father figure in your life).

I remember him for
1. His strictness on being smartly groomed, especially concerning my hair and nails.

2. His emphasis on the importance of being respectful and courteous to the elderly

3. His advises on the need to strive hard and smart to attain good grades in school

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and has stuck with you?

The random compliment that someone gave me and which has stuck with  me is from my father when he praised me infront of my family as a role model. He advised my siblings to emulate my way of life in terms of character. That struck me so hard that ever since, I always ensure that I stick to it, being disciplined.

What is the worst thing and best thing about being Male?

The best thing about being male is not going through the many challenges that the female go through like _giving birth, menstruating, giving birth and breast feeding_

The worst thing however is receiving less privileges and attention from the society unlike the females

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

The one thing I wish to ask my father and I have never asked is His love story. How he met my mother.

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

My dad is my role model. The way I see him making sacrifices in handling tough economic situations at home has always pushed me to work extra hard to change that situation at home.

What is your definition of a real man?

My definition of a real man is one who is not shy to speak and seek his mind out for assistance from ladies over any issue.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship Mentorship for Men?
Is it something you are open to?

I strongly think that discipleship and mentorship for men is something very important which I can open up to, and which I urge my fellows to follow.

When last were you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

This year this month is when I was last vulnerable and opened up to my 2 close course mates who are ladies concerning matters relationship tactics on how I could win over a certain beautiful girl from home.

What is the one thing you think every man should experience?

Every man should experience the relief and joy that comes when one cries or shares with a lady over a particular problem.

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation?

The topic that gets most heated when I discuss with my friends are those based on drugs, sex and relationships

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend. What would you teach them?

If I had an opportunity to teach my child, brother or friend, I would teach them on the value of respect. Self respect and respect for others no matter who, how or what people are.

What is your phone wallpaper?

Default wallpaper never changed it.

What quote has stuck with you?

The quote that has forever impacted me is “Do unto others what you want them to do unto you. Treat others how you want them to treat you.”

Let’s Talk MeN (5)

Happy Marching BlogFam…
What a Way to start the Month!!
This Season be a blessing to you.

Thankful to those that are walking this journey with us.
Hope you enjoyed the #MenSeries last week, we resume this week ,look out for the Great finale.
Enjoy.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

My name is Rogers Wanambwa. I hail from Entebbe, Uganda.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father?
(If you knew him or a father figure in your life)

He was a quiet force, a provider, and he loved his wife. Used to call her his queen.

He was also one of the smartest people in the room, always.

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you?

I have received many random compliments, to be honest. However, someone I didn’t know once told me how proud they are of my journey so far. I am intrigued by the fact that people follow your journey.

What are the worst thing and best things about being Male?

Worst thing: You always have to prove yourself. Always.

Best thing: You always have to prove yourself. Always. Ours is a life of proving.

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

Yes, I want to know why he never bothered to introduce us to his culture.
Everyone else has an opinion but I never got to hear from him. Among many other questions that I was too young to ask when he departed.

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

I follow quite a number of men and women. Men like Amos Wekesa, Vusi Thembekwayo, Dr Strive Masiyiwa, and even women like Dr Maggie Kigozi.

What is your definition of a real man?

A provider, a protector, wise, knowledgeable in many things, brave, among other things. But also, one willing to listen, evolve and trust.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship, Mentorship for Men? Is it something you are open to?

Yes. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I believe that all men need discipleship and mentorship.
There are so many errors you can avoid while having a mentor and active role model in your life. 

When last were you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

I open up to my trusted people regularly. To achieve your goals, you have to have cheerleaders and motivators. Plus, people that rejuvenate your spirit. The latter need to know about your inner person, the vulnerable one.

What is the one thing you think every man should experience?

Success.
Because men are wired to dominate. Coincidentally, so are women. All humankind should experience success in their endeavors (we all consider success differently).

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during a conversation.

Intriguingly, we talk about everything. Relationships, business, education, movies and music, and so on.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend
What would you teach them?

I believe that you can only teach as you are taught. And that learning never ends. So it is important to keep an open mind. The more you grow, the more your perspective changes.

What is your phone wallpaper (Screenshot)

…….

What quote has stuck with you?

A Bible verse.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Let’s Talk MeN (4)

Thank you to all those following the series so far.
Kindly note that all answers given stem from ones personal experience, perspective through their lives. Let’s See and Hear the Men.
Stick around to the End, it’s a Learning Journey. Thank you.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

My name is Innocent Whande and I’m from Zimbabwe.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father?

My father is still alive and in my life.
I remember going on road trips when I was young.
Having get togethers with family on school holidays. He used to cut my hair when I was younger, and I remember having to wear a hat because I didn’t like the haircut.
We both share a love for music and braais. We talk regularly and he’s always been an important part of my life.

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you?

I don’t recall any random compliments, I’m usually the one giving compliments.

What is the worst thing and best thing about being Male?

This is a tricky one. The worst thing for me would be the stereotype that men have to be strong all the time and show no vulnerability.

Sometimes I just want to step back and feel things and not be “strong”.
I feel that is how a functional personal should be like. I understand the need to adhere to societal standards, but it breeds a lot of toxic masculinity.

The best thing, for me would be getting to be a role model for my younger brothers, cousins, and nephews.
Making sure they know they have someone to turn to for things they may need a male role model for.

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

……..

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

I have many role models, all for different reasons. My mother, father, uncles, and aunts.

What is your definition of a real man?

………

What are your thoughts on Discipleship, Mentorship for Men, is it something you are open to?

I would be open to it, there’s always something new to learn and to teach others.

When was the last time you were vulnerable and opened up to someone?

Last weekend when I talked to one of my close friends, we have that kind of friendship. They turn to me when they need to talk and so do I.

What is the one thing you think every man should experience?

……….

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation.

Football/Soccer talk always gets heated haha.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend, what would you teach them?

Be yourself, not what people want you to be.

You can never satisfy people’s expectations.

To be someone who takes responsibility and holds themselves accountable for their actions and someone who isn’t afraid to admit when they have messed up.

To be emotionally mature and not afraid of vulnerability or sees it as a weakness, rather a way of being able to connect with others. Of course, there is so much more, but at the top of my head this is what I can think of.

What is your phone wallpaper?

………

What quote has stuck with you?

In nature, nothing is perfect, and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. — Alice Walker

Let’s Talk MeN (3)

Welcome to the third part of the #MenSeries, Walk this journey as the Men speak.
Let’s See and Hear them.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

Son of a woman from Zimbabwe.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father ?
(If you knew him or a father figure in your life)

Commitment to see me flourish as a loving human being

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you ?

You are kind and loving

What is the worst thing and best thing about being Male?

Worst thing is the tag of privilege that comes with it when issues to do with patriarchy are discussed, yet we are not beneficiaries of the privileges.

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

What made you end up with mother? Was it an accident of history/ meeting or love or otherwise?

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

My mother and her mother.

What is your definition of a real man ?

One who is able to show character and emotion without faking or suppressing it.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship ,Mentorship for Men ? Is it something you are open to?

Not a fan believer of it as it is usually looked at in these days. I wish people would be able to mentor through their life.

When last where you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

Two days ago.

What is the one thing  you think every man should experience?

Love.

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation.

Marriage, love, relationships and their relationship to money.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend ?
What would you teach them?

Love, God and Humanity.

What is your phone wall paper?

Default wallpaper from my phone.

What quote has stuck with you?

The best love is brief and intense. (From Zimbabwean author Yvonne Vera in her book The Stone Virgins).

Let’s Talk MeN (2)

Your welcome to another of part of the Men Series, Let’s See and Hear the Men.
Look forward to walking this journey with you.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

Ivan Aboga Rackara from Gulu, Uganda.

What are some of the things you remember most about your father ?
(If you knew him or a father figure in your life.)

His kindness, easily one of the genuinely nicest person l have ever met- and I say this without bias.

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you ?

That am thoughtful.

What is the worst thing and best things about being Male?

Worst is am expected to be strong, show no weakness or emotion,

Best is probably the sense of security that is assumed to come with being male, can literally walk at night under the assumption that am safer than a woman.

Is there anything you had wished you asked your dad and you didn’t?

Maybe a question about what went wrong between him and my mother.

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

No I don’t, never really got one

What is your definition of a real man ?

I think it’s really simple, any male is a real man and the specifications are bound to vary.

Basing on their character or what the person looking up to them thinks they should be, but if we got to the traits that make for a man I would look up to then I would have to take a template from my dad;  Reliable, honest, a rock for other people, hard working, sacrifices for the people they care for.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship ,Mentorship for Men ?
Is it something you are open to?

Never really thought about it, but maybe.

When last where you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

Two weeks ago, still regret it.

What is the one thing  you think every man should experience?

Love, Sense of being wanted, Peace of mind.

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation.

Traditionalism and Independence.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend ?
What would you teach them?

Compassion, persistence, consistency, hard work

What is your phone wall paper?

A gradient color that is preinstalled in the phone.

What quote has stuck with you?

The future is scary,
but you can’t just ran back to the past,
just because its familiar” Robin Scherbatsky

Let’s Talk MeN (1)

Thank you to all joining on us on this journey, the men in this series are showing you a glimpse of their different through a man’s lens. We are the same but different. Enjoy the ride……

What’s your name and where do you come from?

My name is Obinna Anyaibe, and I’m from Nigeria.


What are some of the things you remember most about your father?

Seeing as I currently live with both my parents, I know and remember a lot about my father; although the bad memories I have of him are always more prominent than the good ones (if there are any).

My dad and I have what you might call a strained relationship.
My relationship with him is much more strained than his relationship with my mum, and the same goes for all my siblings.
We all don’t like him much, especially the youngest one of us. My dad? He’s always so violent, so selfish, so self-absorbed. And, worse yet, he’s fond of visiting his aggressions upon the person nearest to him. Usually, this person is my mum; other times, though, it’s me or my youngest sister.

My dad might not be much of a dad, but he’s still a father—he’s our father. At least he provides for us (when we urge him to), so that’s something to be thankful for.

I have once seen him sacrifice heaven and Earth just to help me achieve a goal.
I should point out, however, that whenever my dad sacrifices so much to help anyone achieve a goal, it’s either because the said goal is one he imposed on the person—like when he pushed me into the science department—or because he’ll benefit from supporting them somehow—again, like when he pushed me into the science department.

But a sacrifice is a sacrifice, right? Or is it, really?

What was a random compliment that someone gave you and stuck with you ?

I hardly ever do things that elicit compliments, so I really don’t have an answer to this question…

What is the worst thing and best thing about being Male?

I would say the best thing about being male is simply not having a menstrual cycle.
But the worst thing about being a guy is that people suddenly expect you to not be human.

It’s the silly stereotypes for me.

They expect you to not feel emotions, as though they were degrading, and when you manage to feel them, they expect you to hide it; to not express it.

They expect you to bear responsibilities that aren’t yours, as though being a leader is encoded in the DNA of every male before their birth.

People expect too much of males, and it annoys me because Iam so tired of explaining to people why I don’t like football, or why I’m a teetotaler, unlike most guys my age, or why I’m me-years-old yet lack a car, a girlfriend, and thoughts related to marriage; or why I don’t have a muscular build, or why I walk funnily, why I don’t exude as much confidence as most alpha males do when they talk, walk, and socialise with other people.
We’re not all Dwayne Johnson, you know?

Is there anything you wish you asked your dad that you haven’t?

I have so many questions, but, unfortunately, he lacks the capacity to answer them. Questions like, of all the people in the world, why did the responsibility of being my father have to fall to you?

Do you have a role model or idol and who is it?

This is one tricky question. I may be wrong, but I feel that nobody can have one universal role model.
People usually have someone they wish to model in specific areas, like personality, career, relationships, spiritual life, academics, etc.
So I have many role models; however, when it comes to writing fiction, Christopher Nolan is my role model.

What is your definition of a real man?

I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a real man.
There are just men.

What are your thoughts on Discipleship, Mentorship for Men ? Is it something you are open to?

I’m always open to productive relationships such as this. And I know several people, most of which are men, who are too.

When last were you vulnerable and opened up to someone?

Sometime earlier this week.

What is the one thing  you think every man should experience?

I believe every man is entitled to their freedom from society’s expectations of them; freedom from all those stereotypes that add unnecessary pressure to our lives.

Besides religion and politics, what other topic gets heated amongst your friends during conversation.

Harry Potter, I’d say. Seriously, though, my friends and I mostly talk about novels, our writing process, our works-in-progress, and similar literary nuances.

If you had an opportunity to teach your child, brother, friend, what would you teach them?

I suppose you can only teach someone something you know and understand.
For me, that would be the intricacies of English grammar and nonfiction writing. Granted, I know other things, but this, here, is something I’m always happy to teach.

What is your phone wall paper?

It’s a photo of the deathly hallows, from Harry Potter.

What quote has stuck with you?

If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison.

PS: Stick around to the end of the series you will know how to reach any of the men that take part in the series.

Art Of Manliness

The best way to train the young is to train yourself at the same time, not to admonish them but to be never seen doing that of which you would admonish them.
Plato~

Yes it’s after Valentine, it’s not Heroes day neither is it Mens day nor Father’s day.
And it’s not the post to bash the Men it is more like a seat at the round table with the knights.

We have created a thankless position for the Men ,they are providers but enemies of many.

This series does not nullify the struggles African women face but it’s just a highlight for the Men who are finding their feet in a broken world, Men trying to be what they barely know how to be, Men standing through their own brokenness and Men with Dreams and Visions.

If the past cannot teach the present then history shouldn’t have bothered to go on.

Throughout this series you will meet Men from different Countries, Backgrounds, Aspirations, Thoughts etc and I hope by the end we can see the men as the Brothers , Husbands, Fathers of the better tomorrow we all hope for.

To the Men I hope after this series your desire to for the best version of you is lit on fire, that you will see yourself for your worth, that you will understand we see you and believe in you, that your dreams are valid, that vulnerability is not worn it’s a strength, that you can rise up to opportunities to learn because you are someone’s father, teacher, mentor , that what you didn’t see before you will see it clearly now and that you will work together towards the better tomorrow we all dream of.

Heroes are raised and if treated that way they will turn out to be heroes even if just in your eyes.

Look forward to walking this journey with you all. Look out for the upcoming posts.

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Always Another Door

Hallo blog fam ,feels like forever but am never lost on the streets.
Still catching my breath but I thought what better way to invite you into my world other than what bonds us.
Words, Books, Literature, Likes, Learnings, Life so here we go.

I hope you come across something that energises you, lifts your spirit,  encourages you, makes you stretch or even frown with concentration.

I have always imagined a library with a coffee shop so this is where you walk through the doors…

Enjoy


Books are a new world. Casting a stone across the waters causes the ripples. Catch you on the streets.

The Heart and a Thousand Tongues

Image by Third serving

Felicia woke up feeling different.
The contractions seemed a little more even, walking into the bathroom and realising oops this is it.
It was both scary and exciting but mostly exciting.
It was the day to welcome their baby home and she definitely couldn’t wait to finally hold the long awaited gift. It has been quite a journey and no it doesn’t feel like yesterday this has been a long ride.
She wasn’t complaining thou, after all the horrendous stories she heard on pregnancy….hers was by far the easier version. She was definitely thankful to God for her pregnancy journey and not forgetting having the most supporting hubby beside her.

She looked at him as he busied himself checking to see they had everything they needed for the baby.

Nervous..he asked her and she gave him the look.
He laughed quietly ” It is alright God and his Angels are on this.”

The Doctors checking my vitals ,I see him frown and say your heart rate isnt up for this.
We are going to schedule an emergency Cesarean.
Am being wheeled into the theater now, this wasn’t the plan but still we were prayed up.
I gave hubby my last look to let him know it will be alright.
Hubby couldn’t get into the theater with me, Doctor rules not mine if I had a way I would let him hold me through all of it.
5,4,3,2….as the sounds slowly drowned from my ears.

Karega was pacing up and down the waiting area, his palms felt sweaty the temperatures seemed to shift .
This wasn’t the plan, looking at the clock he frowned they had been in way too long.
He run his fingers through his hair and realised he didn’t know how long a Cesarean was supposed to take.

All of a sudden he heard codes being called out.
What’s going on? Frantically searching and asking different nurses and doctors. No one seemed to be telling him anything that makes sense.

The Doctor walked out of the theater the look on his face was nothing like joy the moment out eyes met ,I felt like my pulse had stopped.

What happened Doctor?

Am sorry Karega we did all we could. The baby didn’t make it.

No no no, this can’t be. Our mothers prayed all night , Felicia has been at it all night..Nooooo!
What happened?
And my Wife.

She is still sedated but will be alright.

How did it come to this? What went wrong?
What just happened? I need to get myself together for Felicia..I was going to be the one to break the news to my lovely beautiful wife.

How did I walk in with a baby bag to having to prepare for a funeral?

The worst pain was having to tell Felicia that Our daughter kamaiu didn’t make it, yes we had already picked her name.

Felicia asked me for the baby, I gathered myself and my words and in the most Gentle way I told her “Our baby didn’t  make it .”

Her eyes couldn’t meet mine, she was still heavily sedated and asking me for our baby.
I repeated saying kamaiu didn’t make it.

I watched as her eyes started to gather understanding.

PS: This is a true life story ,you can catch their story here …The couple relives these moments in the rawest form.

https://youtu.be/WQf7umQPqg8

Moments with baby kamaiu

Why I chose to write about this, I honestly tried to find an everyday example of Gentleness and this is all that could pique my mind.
This episode stayed with me for a while because we have seen love painted in all sorts but we haven’t seen love displayed in this kind of form.

Ohhhhh! How Gentleness seems to take less room in our lives today.
We Applaud on those who have taught us to be tough but how often have we thought of being Gentle in certain situations/circumstances.
It’s almost as if we never know the difference anymore.

Isn’t it interesting that most times when people speak of the fruit of the spirit few ever notice Gentleness?
Surprisingly it’s one of the fruits that always bugged me whenever I read that verse ,here iam how many years later writing about it.

I can’t count the many times I hoped someone would be gentle with me mostly because I have already beaten myself up enough.
I can’t count the number of times I wish I was more gentle may be it could have turned out different.

Seldom do we think to be gentle with our words, with our actions heck even with our thoughts.

They say a Child is the most innocent being…scream at a child and see the response especially the young ones heheh Gentleness is like reverse psychology to them.

Image by Annie Spratt

If I asked you , when last was someone Gentle with you and how did you feel?

And When last were you Gentle towards someone?

Oops when last where you Gentle even to yourself.

Most times when you ask people why they didn’t open up sooner they will tell you they were scared of one’s reaction.
It’s because we have been taught to react and not respond.

Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself.

Gentle means having or showing a kind ,mild  or tender temperament or character.

I highlighted the Bailey’s story ,after listening to a podcast last year where they were hosted.
They asked him how he has managed to navigate this path of grief with his wife.
He spoke of Radical Gentleness.
If I hadn’t seen him display it I probably would have passed it over but think about it, everybody has bad days, situations, everybody gets angry ,grieves etc but how often is Gentleness a response to you, the next door neighbor, to an acquaintance heck even a friend.

It may look like really? Only?
And yet against it there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Sometimes it’s not the strength but Gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.
Gentleness does make us peaceable, learn to raise your words and not your voice.

Gentleness towards self and others does truly make life a little lighter.

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