Sunday Reflection: On Arguments
Three things I’ve learned about arguments:
1. It’s less about the topic of bickering and more about the bickerers.
2. It’s rare that a person will continue to argue if the person they wish to argue with refuses to join in.
3. Thoughtful words will often tame the most ferocious heart and stifle a pending quarrel.
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
Scripture source: Holy Bible, Biblegateway.com