"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45)
Friday, September 2, 2011
Meditation 3: Language
Yesterday was my 27th birthday. Today, maybe, I feel marginally wiser so that's good news. But, what struck me yesterday reading facebook wall posts and talking to people was the power of language and words. The love and encouragement from others was palpable. And, with that sentiment, combined with conversations earlier in the week, my meditation is simple: Words have the power of life or death, and, we should remember that when we speak.
Also, the manner with which we speak is like a litmus test for the heart. As Jesus said,