Originally posted by RJHinds
Are you suggesting that I might be using a pinch of salt too much?
P.S. On second thought, you may be referring to graciousness.
I had to look that word up since it is not one I normally use.
Definition of GRACIOUS
a. obsolete: godly
b. archaic: pleasing, acceptable
a: marked by kindness and courtesy <a gracious host>
...[text shortened]... ring to definition 1a. Godly
For even Jesus was not always pleasing and acceptable to everyone.
What Paul is saying is that you should make your statements more palatable, that is
what salt does literally to a dish, makes it more palatable. No one is saying that you
should water down the content of your message, but you can gently through a ball so
that the recipient can catch it or you can hurl it with venom. People remember the way
you make them feel more that the content of what you say, if you had a public ministry
you would know that, but you dont.
I have not seen any evidence of either empathy or compassion in your texts which
leads me to believe that you really need to study the example and life of Jesus, for
clearly he exemplified both, you may even be 'grieving', the Holy Spirit because of
some of your anti Christian beliefs, like the justification of war and adoption of
pagan beliefs like the trinity, thus rather than displaying the fruitage of the spirit,
'love joy peace etc', you are displaying the spirit of the world, 'contentiousness,