A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
(Proverbs 15:1 NLT)
The voice on the other end of the phone was terse. I could tell the client was very angry. However, their rage quickly began to subside when the person on the phone answered them gently. Try answering an angry person with a gentle answer and I guarantee you that more often than not, their reaction will change for the better. But use a harsh word and watch the anger it can stir up. To put out the flame of someone’s anger, use a gentle answer. It’s a remedy that always works.
A gentle answer is like water that puts out fire.
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Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
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