STOP AND THINK – No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft. (H. G. Wells, 19th & 20th century English writer)

That’s the curse of being a writer or editor. You just can’t look at written text (or listen to a speech) without recognizing grammatical errors or thinking of better ways to express a thought. When that becomes your everyday habit, it’s difficult to read or hear people speak without criticizing. How much better to “hear” the intended message without critiquing it!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up (Romans 15:2).