How do you make friends with a bluebird? Or friends with anyone for that matter? Not by yelling, that's for sure. But not by being too quiet and shy either.
Gentleness is often regarded as weakness, when in fact it takes great strength and resilience to be gentle.
In this quiet, peaceful story, Esther teaches us the value of gentleness, and the importance of engaging with others in a kind and thoughtful manner.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith...