A fool gives full vent to anger,
but a wise person quietly holds it back.
While his wife was making breakfast, Dan suddenly hollered, “Be careful!” She jumped and said, “What?”
“The eggs!” he shouted. “You need to be careful, or they’ll stick to the pan.”
A minute later he yelled, “Salt the eggs! You always forget the salt!”
She shot him a hands-on-hips glare and said, “What’s wrong with you?”
Dan said, “I just wanted you to know what it feels like when we’re in the car together and I’m driving.”
Have you fallen into the role of resident-critic? Relax. Let it go.
“If you go on hurting each other and tearing each other apart, be careful, or you will completely destroy each other” (Gal 5:15).
“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone” (2 Tm 2:24).
Pause. Think. Speak.
In that order.