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Engaging The Revolution of Tenderness: What is Tenderness?

Resources for Understanding St. Francis and Pope Francis

Pope Francis

"What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God's compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all."

"Let yourself be guided by the tenderness of God so that you may transform the world with your faith."

Gillian Ahlgren

"Tenderness is a learned habit, an acquired sensitivity born of solidarity and keen interest in the lives, challenges, struggles, and joys of others."

The Tenderness of God, p. 74

Greg Boyle

"If love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness the methodology.  Otherwise, love stays in the head or, worse, hovers above it.  Or it stays in the heart, which is never enough.  For unless love becomes tenderness--the connective tissue of love--it never becomes transformational."

Barking to the Choir, p. 85