I would like to share with you Colossians 4:6 and 1 Peter 3:14:

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know ow you ought to answer everyone.”

“Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence; and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abased, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.”

Gracious answers, gentle answers, are God’s effective means of reaching people.

Written in 1982.