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*** MORSEL EXTRAS***

Re: Gently

Think  gently  of the erring;
You  know not of the power
With which the dark temptation came
In  some unguarded hour;
You  may not know how earnestly
They  struggled, or how well,
Until the hour of weakness came
And sadly thus they fell.

Think gently of the erring;
Oh, do not now forget
However darkly stained by sin,
He  is  your brother yet;
Heir  of the self-same heritage,
Child of the self-same God.
He has but stumbled in the path
Which you in weakness trod.

Speak gently to the erring;
You  yet  may lead them back,
With  holy words and tones of love, 
From  misery's thorny track; 
Forget not you have sometimes sinned, 
And  sinful  yet may be; 
Deal gently with the erring, then,
As God has dealt with thee.
   --J.A.Fletcher

And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, (1 Pet 4:8, 1:22)

Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, (Col 3:13, Eph 4:32,2)

Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. (Rom 14:4)

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works (Heb 10:24) (VW)


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