Scripture for the day is Proverbs 19:13

A stupid child is ruin to a father,
    and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, we veer between speaking truth unkindly or not at all. Both the harshness and the fearfulness are forms of selfishness. Cure us! Let your people’s communities and marriages be places where, in love and wisdom, we exhort one another daily, lest we be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13). Amen.