“Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other’s counsel.” Proverbs 13:10
In one of the episodes of The Good Wife, one of the judges was sensitive to the way lawyer’s argued their case. The lawyers discovered that when they started a sentence with, “In my opinion …” they had a better working relationship with the judge.
A few months ago, I read a ranting statement in the My View section of our local newspaper. The writer responded to a previously-printed article by saying how the writer’s opinion gave him something funny to laugh at. His use of sarcasm drove me to my computer to give my view: sarcasm is a form of hatred!
In my opinion, no one deserves to be laughed at for exercising the right to freedom of speech. “My View” published my opinion the following week and I hope the arrogant know-it-all read it. In my opinion, he needed my counsel.
Lord, help us become a know-it-all in matters of justice and fairness. Amen.