It’s pretty easy to be kind to people who treat us with respect and kindness. Not so easy when dealing with unpleasant people bent on stirring conflict. But what do we gain when we engage in quarrels? Nothing of value. When we choose kindness in the face of spite, we are “heaping coals of fire” on the enemy’s head. Our gentleness teaches a lesson that all the harsh accusation and defensiveness in the world can never present. Ire for ire breeds resentment; a gentle answer turns away wrath. Which reaction will you choose today?