In social circles, religious and not, outrage always has the loudest voice in the room. Yet, gentleness is a Fruit of the Spirit. How did Jesus respond to a traitor, a denying coward, and a betraying backstabber? Gentleness.
small group questions
How are you dealing with today? Do you feel obligated to show outrage? Has someone tried to use outrage to bond with you?
Where is your first step toward moving from angry/outrage exit to transformative relationship?
Anger can disrupt our ability to bring about righteousness in our community. Anger can also damage our relationships when we "win" conversations but lose the person. Of these two scenarios, where do you need to be more gentle?