To be right requires being right not just in what you do and say but in the way you do and say things. (Paraphrased from Eric Metaxas, author)
Sometimes we excuse our unkind actions or harsh words because what we are doing or saying is right and true. Metaxas’ comment, however, suggests that even our best intentions, when offered in an ungracious or unkind way, can do more harm than good. Being right and telling the truth are always important, but expressing truth must be done with grace and care.
The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking. (Proverbs 15:28)