Sometimes hesitation is a good thing.
Particularly when confronted with an ignorant remark from an unthinking mind. Sometimes it’s good to control my tongue, gather my thoughts and calm my emotions. Waiting a few seconds is often the difference between peace and conflict. It requires strength. And self-control. And humility.
To speak the truth in love is required of us all. The truth piece may come easily, especially when the other party “deserves” to hear it, but it’s the love part that makes all the difference.
Wait a moment, then be a blessing.