Keep Loving with all Your Soft, Fierce Heart

I think this is important information for us who may have a tendancy to wear our hearts on our sleeves and are told it’s a sign of weakness. The world is tough and it seems that unless we can go through it without much emotion, we have everything under control. But, truthfully, if we try to hide behind a tough exterior, we will eventually crumble on the inside. It’s wonderful when we can express our love and affection on others, even when it may seem impossible. Only then can God use us to show His love in a hard, cruel world and things will begin to shift around and believe me, you will love what happens next! I hope this blesses you today! Viv
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Keep Loving with all Your Soft, Fierce Heart
Holley Gerth

Hey You,

The one thinking maybe it would be easy just to get thicker skin. That perhaps it’s time to toughen up. After all, you’ve been told you’re too sensitive. And it’s a tough world out there.

Listen sweet friend…

Having a soft heart in a hard world is courage not weakness. It’s safe to by cynical. It’s easy to be critical. It’s not hard to hide. But to keep your heart tender, to reach out to those who hurt you, to keep on loving? That is fierce. And wild. And a lot like Jesus.

We serve a Savior who died in the ultimate position of vulnerability. Arms stretched wide enough to embrace the whole world. Heart exposed. Words of forgiveness still coming from his lips.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that kindness and gentleness and acceptance are anything less than scandalously brave. And world-changing.

Choose love this week. Even when it’s hard. Even when it hurts. Even when you get crucified.

Yes, even then.

I promise you that I will too.

XOXO

Holley Gerth

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