A Gentle Answer

A gentle answer turns away wrath… (Prov. 15:1)

These are the words that will always remind me of Bill – that and his ready smile.
His gentle answers and his many kind questions have so often deflected anger, frustration, exasperation, and helped uncover issues of the heart which need to be dealt with. It is the mark of a mature and secure believer that he can ask questions in a gentle way that leads to clarification, to enlightenment and mutual edification. Bill has been unpacking God’s Word and its application for decades and decades, quietly ministering and leading in his strong and gentle way. At Star of Hope, in Sunday School, in so many ways, he has been the strong, kind voice that helps us all do our best.

– contributed by Frank Dougherty


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