It is easy to lash out at others, as with a “knee-jerk reaction,” but it takes wisdom and patience to hold our tongues or “hold our peace.” It is not always the right time and place to shout out accusations at others, even when others are in the wrong. And it matters also the manner in which we deal with others as to their faults.
And we pray:
Teach me, Lord, to be patient with others, kind, forgiving, tender-hearted, and meek; fill me to overflow with Your Spirit. When it is right for me to speak out over a wrong done by someone else, help me to do it in the right way – with Love: in patience, humility and flavored with Your Essence, Amen. Help me to know when to hold my peace and when to speak out. Amen.