STOP AND THINK: It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth. (John Locke, 17th century English philosopher)
It’s so easy to criticize—to see other’s errors and, too often, to point them out to anyone who will listen. How much better it would be to carefully direct the erring person to the truth with the purpose of helping him or her learn and grow. A personal, caring touch will not only correct an error, but very likely it will cement a good relationship.
Whoever heeds correction shows prudence. . . . The one who heeds correction gains understanding (Proverbs 15:5, 32).