I wonder how different our world might be today if we all abided by the truth found in this verse? I love how it says that our speech is to always be gracious — not sporadically or every once in awhile, but all the time.
I take this to mean that using gracious speech should be our habitual practice, rather than something that we occasionally do. And rather than looking at it as something burdensome to carry out, why not view every conversation that we are privileged to have as an opportunity to bless the other person?
It seems to me that when we lead with grace in our interactions with others, then the wisdom that we need to guide those conversations effectively soon follows.
Thoughts? (only gracious ones, seasoned with salt, please!) 😊