Romans 15:2 (NASB) "Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification."I am sure you've heard this one, I did many times growing up... "if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all!" It seemed that each time I saw him, things went from bad to worse. Having a person in your life that, well let's just say "rubs you wrong" can be a difficult journey to endure but if we hold to today's verse about pleasing our neighbor for his good (and not ours!) and to build him up (not ourselves) we may have a totally different attitude when we see them or have to deal with them and it just maybe to keep our mouth shut! I believe that God can do more with our silence sometimes than we can by opening our mouths and trying to "convince" others about His Love! Let's build each other up by whatever means the Spirit leads and that just may be to be quiet and let Him do the talking! peace, tom
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