Maturing in Tenderness

To mature in tenderness - is this even conceivable?

Have you ever registered another's unspoken plea for tenderness or peered into torn eyes?

Or just maybe you have hungered for tenderness as a deer pants for water?

Tenderness can be delivered in a million ways, but originates from only one reason -- love.

An exchanged glance of warmth, or maybe the genuine soft touch of affirmation, the glow of happiness at another's presence or the beam of greeting - all are a path to receiving tenderness.

I wonder if maturing in tenderness means I create paths to show it and no longer seek paths to receive it?

Surely Jesus would couch His plea something like this:

... be tender as I am tender.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Pray today for tomorrow depends upon it." ~ Michael Cartwright

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