Lately, angry raised voices and violent actions have erupted.
Long time experiences of injustice have hurt the soul of many.
Reaction and response appear.
A reaction erupts — when someone screams, some scream back.
Then some raise their voice higher while others raise their voice higher.
And the situation keeps escalating.
And unchecked, many are hurt — especially the children when they see, hear, and feel the unbridled anger and rage of those older than them.
For the following challenges me. “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1 NIV).
A gentle response challenges me to respond with gentleness rather than reacting with equal and escalating rage.
Gentleness can soften and deescalate anger and conflict.
How about this?!