September 30, 2015
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Isn’t that the truth?
(This is where you say, “Of course it’s the truth, it’s from the Bible.” See Proverbs15:1)
Seriously, these are words to live by. Not always the easy way to go or the even the most satisfactory for the moment, but wise words nonetheless.
My husband excels in this concept, while, I…well. Let’s just say I went through several statements that I would have said in response to a text he received this week.
“Well, I would have said this…”
“I wish I would have gotten the text…”
Lots of talking and woulda, shouldas from me.
His response to some unloving words, “Okay.” Not a shade of weakness, but one of kindness. A reply to squash something before it got started.
A soft shower to put out the flames. A warm blanket to stop the chills. A gentle answer to show the way.