Recently, our senior pastor spoke to the leadership team of the Latino ministry at our church. After giving us several lessons about leadership he has learned in his 20 years as lead pastor, he told us about a couple of verses of Scripture the Lord has been impressing on him over the past year or so.
The first one he mentioned is Philippians 4:5:
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
He went on to raise the question as to whether this gentleness is tied to the peace Paul mentions a couple of verses later in 4:7:
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I think my pastor is on to something here.