I can remember when my kids were kids, I always struggled with keeping my temper when they did something I disapproved of.  In most cases it led to conflict.  Either I made them mad as well or shut them out.  It’s taken quite some time to change my ways where I can talk with them in a not-so-threatening manner and talk reasonably with them.  Paul tells the Colossians in some final instructions to “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”  Salt adds flavor/sweetness to the food we put it on to make it more appetizing.  When we talk with others who are nonbelievers, rather than being judgmental, we should try to and know when to add the “salt” of the gospel to attract others to Christ.

by Glenn Sage

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