Be gentle with one another—
It is a cry from the lives of people battered
By thoughtless words and brutal deeds…
Who of us can look inside another and know what is there
Of hope and hurt, or promise and pain?
Who can know from what far places each has come…
Our lives are like fragile eggs.
They crack and the substance escapes.
Handle with care!
Handle with exceedingly tender care.
For there are human being within,
Human beings as vulnerable as we are.
Who feel as we feel.
Who hurt as we hurt.
Life is too transient to be cruel with one another;
It is too short for thoughtlessness,
Too brief for hurting.
Be gentle with one another.