A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievious words stir up anger. – Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
It takes more courage to ask forgiveness than to demand restitution. It takes far more strength to be kind than to be cruel. At times, we may want to react in anger or unforgiveness, but that will only make the situation worse and will end up hurting you as well as others.
Righteousness is always right. Showing mercy is always the way of the Lord. Our reaction to the pain and hurts of today will determine the crop we reap tomorrow.
- Sue Breland, Meditations of Inspiration & Encouragement, Worship For One©