“If in doubt, burst into tears!”
Of course, not for all situations, especially if you are being goaded – but often it takes tears to show how much we are hurting. And often people need to know.
It was vicar-evangelist David Watson who taught me this some 40 years ago. His church in York was leading the way in charismatic renewal as well as large-scale evangelism. He was a key player for the Kingdom until cancer took him in 1984, as it happens my first Sunday as a vicar