The Path of Light
When He made the world, He made two ways to repair each thing:
With harshness or with compassion.
With a slap or with a caress.
With darkness or with light.
And He looked at the light and saw that it was good.
Darkness and harsh words may be necessary. But He never called them good...
Even if you could correct another person with harsh words the One Above receives no pleasure from it. When He sees his creatures heal one another with caring and with kindness, that is when He shines His smile upon us.
A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe
-words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Tevet 3, 5768