Gentle Response by Renee Fisher

Gentle Response
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

— Proverbs 15:1

I learned the lesson of gentleness the hard way. I sometimes say things out of anger that I don’t mean. I even say things I do mean out of sheer frustration if someone’s not tracking fast enough with me. Are you hot-blooded? If you’re like the 5 percent that has been on reality television, then you’ve stirred up anger for bigger ratings.

I used to watch The Hills on MTV because I’m a fan of Lauren Conrad. When the feud between Heidi and Lauren heightened, I noticed how was I treating my room- mates. Around the same time Lauren and Heidi stopped living together, I too was angry and upset with my roommates. I even paid double rent for a month.

Gentleness is an amazing friend. It goes everywhere with us and never grows tired of our antics. Yet, most of us never acknowledge it because it’s too easy to ...

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