3. As Christians, Paul says (in. v.4) that we should be known for our gentleness (Gk.epieikeia = patience, softness, etc.). The implication is that because the Lord is with us, gentleness and patience should describe our character no matter what our life experiences are. When life is a mess, what helps you respond with gentleness and patience? What hinders you? Can we help one another in this?