"Not answering again." In an recent e-mail to a friend I mentioned, "Sometimes the best answer is no answer." This can be especially true in situations such as heated controversies, differences in the home, and in dealing with your enemies. Most of us have a great deal of trouble, as my dear mother used to say, "holding our tongue."
Our Lord realized, in life there were times when no answer is best. Such as when He was before Pilate, and was asked a particular question. We are told, "But Jesus answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled." I wonder, are we a marvel to anyone? We should be, if not to others, most certainly to ourselves
Many of of us can sadly affirm the fact that we lost far more in winning some arguments than what we gained. An element of pride is always present in those who like to flex their muscle. It is a wonderful feeling allowing one to walk away thinking they won a debate, while in our heart we know we had the greatest conquest. That over SELF!