Alan Redpath, from A Passion for Preaching
I once formed a mutual encouragement fellowship at a time of stress in one of my pastorates. The members subscribed to a simple formula applied before speaking of any person or subject that was perhaps controversial.
- T&md;Is it true?
- H&md;Is it helpful?
- I&md;Is it inspiring?
- N&md;Is it necessary?
- K&md;Is it kind?
If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut! And it worked!