A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
How we choose to answer and the tone have the power to diffuse hostile situations or create them.
Use mental “tone check” before opening our mouths. Double check the intent of what we are saying and make sure that we are using a loving tone and not causing more dissension among ourselves. Even when we have the right motives we can sometimes not have a great delivery.
Lord, help me to be your servant of love. Don’t let my tongue get in the way of your intent. Help me to make sure I am conveying your intent not my own.