Four kinds of people:
1. People who you think are wrong about most things, and not very nice about their wrongness.
2. People who you think are wrong, but pretty nice about it.
3. People who you think are right about most things, but not very nice about it.
4. People who you think are right about most things, and nice about it.
For the Christian, being “nice,” is not ultimately what life is all about. But neither is it just a low-level option for those who are commanded by Scripture to “speak the truth in love.” The order of the commandment—truth first, love second—suggests that being “nice” can’t happen unless such behavior is rooted first in the Truth, but neither can Truth be heard unless it is wrapped in Love.