A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
It is such a challenge to return gentleness and calm words when we are confronted with anger. I certainly am not confronted with anger very often, but it does happen from time to time. All of my own insecurities come to the forefront, and I want to defend or even fight back. But what a lesson this can be!
Father God, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I know I can do things differently, and better. Help me to be calm in the face of anger, and to see and seize opportunities to respond calmly and kindly, without giving anger in return for anger. Amen