One of my favorite places to read online is On Being with Krista Tippett. Each day of the week the blog is contributed to by a writer. Omid Safi, who writes on Thursdays, is on almost always spot on for me. This past Thursday is no exception.
Ours seems to be a world that values “strength.” We want “hard” bodies, “strong” minds, “tough” wills, “hard as nail” determination, “rugged” personalities, “sturdy” character, and so on.
I wonder if we have confused hardness with the strength it takes to truly give and receive love. Let us praise softness.
I’m speaking here of hearts, of soft hearts, of gentle spirits. I’m speaking of the gentleness to give and receive love.
Read the rest here. Enjoy!