One phenomenon I have observed, is that when there is a problem, there is a problem of communication. We take on the enjoy the disdain we have for others, that we don't find any reason to disclose and do away with the low opinion we have of someone, even some we know, even a family member or even a brother and or sister!!!
["... 15And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them..."]
And we don't speak to others, because we think, perhaps righteously that others have their minds made in the devil of what they think about an issue!!! And it may be the case that someone hates you and God, his word and his message!!! But isn't the devil also doing his thing in our heart by the way we conduct our perspective of others!!!
And how do we know if others are just having a bad day or moment or their complaint to God about something is well founded??? Now we don't know, but we already made our minds in the devil that we will not loose our time, money or effort on greeting a such person, even a husband or wife, or straying child!!!
Now how do we know if God wants us to take the initiative on something??? Perhaps they need a word of comfort which it seem won't come from me!!! Now Joseph must of suffered much at the hands of his envious brothers, but he understood the Easter message much better then some, that I think, Easter is a time to redress grievances!!!
Now Easter is about a good word and a long suffering gesture to forgive someone!!!