Gentleness Is Powerful

“Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:3232And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
One of the older boys was playing too roughly with his baby sister, so his mother whispered quietly, “Honey, be gentle.” She had learned from the Word that a “soft” voice is very effective (Prov. 15:11A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)).
The Lord Jesus was gentle, “meek and lowly in heart” (Matt. 11:2929Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:29)). The word meek means humble or gentle, not giving or taking offense.
The same skillful hands that formed the sea and the dry land, the sun, moon, and stars, touched little children. He touched blind eyes, the dumb and deaf, and the leper. He touched the hand of a dead girl, and the hand of Peter’s wife’s mother. With the same loving hands, the Lord “gently leads” mothers with little ones (Isaiah 40:1111He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11)).
“The gentleness of Christ” motivated Paul in dealing with the Corinthians (2 Cor.10:1). Paul was “gentle  ...  as a nurse” with the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 2:7).
The Scriptures encourage all of us to be loving and kind to each other (1 Peter 5:5). The servant of the Lord must not “contend, but be gentle towards all” (2 Tim. 2:24 JND).
Wives are told to have a “meek and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4).
“All of you bind on humility towards one another” (1 Peter 5:5 JND).