Saturday, December 4, 2010

You Never Know

Take great care with your choice of words. This is very important. Words that casually flow out of your mouth may penetrate much deeper than you can imagine. They can hurt. First they sting, then they fully sink in an ruin someone's insides. They can. And they do.
Your words may be the last straw of a really crappy day for someone. Just the thing that tips them over the edge and shatter them into a million pieces. Then they slowly pick up those tiny pieces and offer them to God and ask for restoration. Again.

I would know.

It may lead a misunderstood someone to end it all.

You never know.

However, your words, my words, our meaningful and genuine words have the power, the potential to heal and restore. They can brighten a dull, cloudy mind and form a smile, no matter how small.

This is true.

I have felt it.

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing
- Proverbs 12:18

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post, I'm such a big believer in this right. Watching Lord of the Rings last night actually really made me want to blog about this, but you already have :D I wish we were as careful and tactful with our language as people of Middle Earth were