tough n tender.
Tough n tender may be an impossible combo for a steak, but not for a leader.
It is by far easier to end up with a tough heart and tender skin, but Jesus shows us that it is possible to maintain a tender heart and tough skin.
Jesus Christ was the toughest and most tender leader to ever walk the face of the earth.
What an example...
- Tough enough to make a whip and run a bunch of religious thugs out of His Fathers House. (ref)
- Tender enough to be repeatedly moved by compassion and weep over Jerusalem... (ref)
The prophet Hosea gives us a glimpse into why this lifestyle was possible for Jesus.
lilly sprouting (tender)
roots casting out like Lebanon (tough)