Healing Rifts

I was gratified today when I heard that Donald Trump is building bridges with the people he formerly spoke against, often harshly.  His mouth caused him lots of problems, and probably came close to doing him in.  Lately, I have been thinking about the flawed people around me that are also loved.  That observation is gratifying, because mistakes don’t doom us to failure but still leave us room to grow in maturity and new opportunities to do better if we learn from them.

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” – Proverbs 12:18

Hopefully, President-elect Trump will continue to bring healing to our nation torn by recent negative election strategies.  Almost everyone I spoke to was disgusted to the core.  But it is over, and time to put down differences and work together.

If I could be so bold as to give him advise it would be that given to us in the Bible:

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” – Proverbs 21:23

And “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” – Colossians 4:6

In the future, he will be be in many situations where he will need that skill.