Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Power of a Gentle Answer

Woman with a Veil (La Donna Velata) by Raphael
“When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in--that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

"A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger."
~ Proverbs 15:1


When a woman is able to control her words, she is offering her companions a glimpse of Christ. When she guards her mouth, her audience is given a portrait of the Prince of Peace. When she speaks in gentle tones though her heart is in turmoil, she has starved the nature of self and nurtured a place for the Lord to shine. She will be blessed for she is a peacemaker...

"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue
keepeth his soul from troubles."
~ Proverbs 21:23

Let us ask daily for the strength to guard our tongues for blessings will abound!



8 comments:

  1. As a strong-willed child (and adult!), that quote from A Little Princess (my favorite book ever) has always been one of my favorites.

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    1. I love that someone shares my appreciate for a good quote :)

      Thank you for sharing.

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  2. "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue
    keepeth his soul from troubles."
    ~ Proverbs 21:23

    Yes indeed, "least said, least mended!" plus we get a better night's sleep without worrying that what we said is going to get us into bother!

    Wendy @ ECTaS

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    1. Which is why it concludes with "keepeth his soul from troubles" !!! :)

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  3. Wow, why is this so hard to do? Thanks for the reminder.

    Paige
    http://titus2eight.blogspot.com/2012/06/happy-fathers-day.html

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    1. It is a daily battle… :(

      But as long as there is a battle, there is the hope for victory! :)

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful reminder! I need to take it with me...

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    1. Don't we all! Thanks for calling :)

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