Gracious Conversations


Which of these two doctor/patient exchange is more filled with grace?


Doctor One

I hate to tell you this, but the tests confirmed that you have extremely high blood pressure. You are most likely going to face some serious complications, and it could turn into a life-threatening situation. You’ve got to make some dramatic changes in your lifestyle immediately. You need to change your work situation, your sleep patterns, how you eat, and your exercise program.


Doctor Two

Well, overall, you’re in pretty good shape except your blood pressure is a little higher than we want it. I’m really glad you came in so we can work together on some preventative measures. Actually, there are millions of Americans who have high blood pressure, too, so we know of some steps you can take to bring it back under control. If you follow the steps I’ll outline, you will quickly see and feel an improvement to your health overall. Doctor Two focused on the positive and fed the negative details slowly (was careful not to overload the patient).


Answer: Option 1/Option 2


Colossians 4:6 [TPT]


6 Let every word you speak be drenched with grace


Comment:


In this hyper communicative world we are living in (IM, Text, Email, Phone call, Video Conference, etc) there are no shortages of opportunities to lead/facilitate "Gracious Conversations."


If we slow down, we will find these opportunities.

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