For John, BLUF: Try not to respond in anger. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This weekend, at Mass, the Second Reading had some good advice. It is the Sixth Sunday of Easter and the Second Reading is from the First Letter of Saint Peter. In part it reads:
Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame.Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Act for the long run.
Regards — Cliff