Ecclesiastes 8:1-17, Matthew 10:16-23

When we say what we do is a big part of "how we say" the most important things we will ever say.  Whether advising a child or sharing the Good News of God, we find that if we speak when others are truly open to hearing is absolutely crucial.  At the same time, Christians are urged to share the truth even if it gets us in serious trouble, indeed a failure to do so can itself lead to devastation.  This kind of discernment is the stuff of wisdom and both Ecclesiastes and Jesus help us navigate the shoals of political and relational realities.  This is the kind of wisdom that can save a marriage or bring about necessary change in a company or a country.