A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
Gospel Light used this verse as a song when I was VBS director at my former church, probably about 7 years or so ago. I try SO HARD to always choose my words carefully because I know that one slip of the tongue (literally) can be the difference from speaking in LOVE and speaking harshly. I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of what you feel is an attack. When you phrase your words correctly, gently, it prevents you from saying something very hurtful to someone else. If someone’s words hurt you, you want to hurt them back. Let’s don’t live that way, sisters. Let’s ask the Lord to always help us choose our words wisely that will appease a situation and not inflame it.