Scripture for the day is Proverbs 17:14

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
    so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, in conflicts some of us are too ready to contend and others are too reticent. Your Son knew when to call someone a whitewashed tomb and when to refuse to defend himself (Mark 11:33). Teach me the wisdom to know when to do what and the self-control to do it right. Amen.