Just mention this one thing and it riles you up big time and you look foolish. Beyond the taunts there is the truth – if what is being said is not true, there’s no need to get upset. If it is true then there’s a matter of taking the necessary steps to address the situation as discreetly as possible. People can talk, but they don’t look the fool when the fireworks are set off. So as you count to ten under pressure count the blessings of truth, love, grace, forgiveness, peace, patience, mercy, kindness, compassion and generosity that counteract the obstacles.
Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly; the prudent quietly shrug off insults. (Proverbs 12:16)