"Let your speech always be gracious..." My speech is seldom gracious. This shouldn't be filter- like, oooh, my pastor is over, let's be more gentle in word and more godly in action. This is a heart change. What comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what's in your heart. I guess that means that I lack grace. I am pretty sure people that know me well could agree with that. Lord , I ask you to do a big work in me. I didn't realize I lacked grace until I read this chapter and wrote this blog. But when I sit and ponder, I agree that I do. Lord I want to be gracious. Show me ways to have grace, and transform my heart, O God, that I might reflect Jesus' grace toward others' like He showed toward me. Thank you. Amen.