Jesus’ Example: Knowing When to Shut Up

no talkingJesus certainly developed the reputation of knowing how to say exactly the right thing at the right time.  On many occasions the Pharisees tried to trap him with rhetoric, only to have Jesus make them look foolish instead.  His words could condemn with their harshness or heal with their gentleness, depending on what the situation called for.  We have all wished at one time or another that we could do that.  Yet Jesus also knew when it was appropriate to say nothing at all. Continue reading