Tenderness. Who on this, God’s one most unfathomable Earth, can ever account for the sweet rapture of simple human tenderness?


Though you may have desire in your heart, without tenderness you are but a feeble, unredeemed and hollow vessel.


Though you may enjoy every pleasure imaginable, without tenderness you are lost and without meaning in this life.


You may possess the world and its every grace, but without tenderness you remain isolated, unwholesome and filled with unrelenting loneliness.


Without tenderness, we are all savages.