The above quote came from a recent church meeting titled “The power of careful conversations.” The main idea was that your words should always be the following three things: TRUE, KIND, AND NECESSARY.
Now there’s a challenge! Which one will be the most difficult? Will it be the challenge of being truthful? Or maybe the challenge of being kind? Or necessary?
I think that if I start with the challenge of being necessary I might have the most success. Speaking only when it is necessary seems like it would slow the volume, and in turn make it easier to work out the other two.
Maybe that is why I like riding horse so much. It is an unspoken understanding and doesn’t involve the need to control the tongue as much.
“The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.” Proverbs 15:2