Monday, September 8, 2014

Too Much Toothpaste

Proverbs 12:8 (NIV) – The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Have you ever squeezed out too much toothpaste and tried to push it back into the tube?  How has that worked for you?  It’s definitely messy!  Once the paste is out, it cannot be sucked back in.

That’s how words are, particularly hurtful ones.  They can’t be completely taken back.  I always wonder how a judge can strike witness testimony and expect the jury to forget.  Whether uttered in haste or with intention, damaging words can’t simply be erased from memory.  So while someone might retract a statement or apologize, the words are still out there and they can be messy.

How can you be more careful with your words?

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