Feed the hangry

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1

Every day comes with irritants. We can choose to be annoyed, offended, and reactive, or we can find perspective and grace. Most people don’t get up in the morning and decide to be annoying. Many of them are just spiritually hangry* for love, peace, acceptance, etc. Grace for others taps us into the deep love God has for each of us. Our kind, gracious, loving responses nourish their spirits with the fruit of God’s Spirit.

Lord, help me to be gracious even when other people aren’t.

*Hangry-When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both. – Urban Dictionary