What were the kindest words anyone ever said to you?
I ask, because I am beginning to realize that acting kindly can be learned, and that behaviour can be refined. People "fix" things all the time. We make our houses as nice as we can. We fix our hair and face. We don't just decorate our houses, we continually improve. So it would seem that the same would be true of our attitudes and actions. I am not talking about flattery. I don't like flattery and neither does God.
I would like to concentrate on words, kind, uplifting, words. I would like to learn how to respond to something I disagree with amiably and with no hint of phariseeism and hypocrisy. Anybody good at that? I also know that just keeping my mouth shut is another good way to go; ) I would like to know how to offer words of consolation.
So, I guess the question is, "What would Jesus say?"