“When we say no to violence, we always imagine a knife, a bomb, a gun. However, to me, violence is caused by our attitude. For example, telling people that they are good for nothing, that they are lazy, and that they are this, and that they are that. I think this a great violence. If you and I could only make that one strong resolution that we will say ‘no’ to violence, and say ‘yes’ to peace by our kindness, by our attitude towards each other, even in a small thing — a smile when we meet each other, it would help more than anything.” - Mother Teresa
If we are filled with the fruit of the Spirit, we will do no violence with our words. Instead the words we speak will bring healing and restoration.
Lord grant that my words will never be critical or judgemental but only kind.