If we are Christians, then we can say with Paul, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20, and we can demonstrate and imitate his humility. Humility unites. . . a soft answer unites. . . people are brought together when a soft answer is given; whenever humility is present, restoration occurs.
Just think about the strength of vulnerability today. A rose is a vulnerable beauty, exuding strength and fragrance, held up high on a thorny pedestal of esteem and reverence. Might vulnerability be just as fragile. . . and beautiful?
Sometimes when you are in the middle of a trial, it seems you are like a hidden form frozen in stone. It is hard to believe that there is anything of beauty locked inside that block of granite. Just past that outer layer is a beautiful figure waiting to be released for all to admire.