A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge,
but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. (Proverbs 15:1, 2, 4)
Our spoken tone and attitude outward change the community dramatically. There are two ways in front of us: the first way is a soft, wise, and gentle way. The second is a harsh, foolish, perverse way. Which way am I walking on these days?