Quick and slow
“Quick on the draw” and “slow on the speech” speak volumes and birth a range of events in life — from random and growing acts of violence to heart warming vignettes which cause a smile to grow on a face and warm a hardened heart.
One day local and national news stations broadcasted one young child holding the hand of another frightened young child. And then broadcasted yet another mass shooting.
Centuries ago a wise person wrote “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry” Ecclesiastes 7:9.
The sage counsels not being quick on the draw whether blurting out angry words or shooting out a fury of bullets. Both either injure or kill!
Another sage wrote “… let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger…” James 1:19,20.
“Quick” and “slow” seemingly while being contradictory just do not belong together, so it seems.