Our truth will not be heard until our grace is felt. (Jim Swanson, YMCA executive)
The late Jack Kemp said something similar: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” When someone disagrees with us, we need to be especially careful to “speak the truth in love,” (the Bible) that is, we must be gracious in any correction we offer. Speaking with grace and love will go a long way when sharing truth.
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone (Colossians 4:6).