This morning while at my desk, studying and praying, I noticed there was not much joy in my praying. Almost immediately, I began to think of everything I had to be grateful for and was instantly repentant for my thinking. Then I opened the Bible to Luke 6:37 where it reads, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” This includes my thoughts about me. Today I will be gentle with myself! That makes it easier to be gentle with others.