Whoever came up with the childhood diddy about sticks and stones, has never been on the receiving end of harsh words, spoken in anger. Proverbs 15:1 in the antidote to the refrain, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Words hurt and even worse. They can incite another to anger. But when one speaks with gentle kindness instead, the opposite effect takes place. Choose your words wisely and you honor your fellow man as well as giving honor to God.