What do your words say about you?
Words can be TRUTH or words can be lies
Words can be foolish or words can be wise
Words can be crooked & words can be straight
Should you be honest or do you hesitate?
Words can wound or words can heal
Words of strife .. our peace can steal
Words can DIVIDE .. or words can ignite
A nation .. a family .. to fight or UNITE
Words can make or break a deal
.. break us apart or help us heal
Words of LOVE can hate erase
Like soothing balm .. strife replace
Words can take you captive & words can set you free
Well-reasoned words can make a plea .. help us even better see
Harsh words turn a heart to stone
“Kind words” it is said “heal bones”
Let us first our words rehearse
For words can BLESS or words can curse
And human speaking is an art
Words do reveal what is in the HEART.
I wonder if people hear themselves as others do?
I wonder if people know the gravity of their words?
It is written:
“If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very words of God” ~ 1 Peter 4:11
“For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that His command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” Jesus Christ (John12)
“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Jesus Christ (Matthew 12 & Luke 6)
Have you ever killed a person with your words? Knowingly or unknowingly ... we all have.
It is written: “The tongue has the power of life and death” ~ Proverbs 18:21
The air is filled with NOISE
.. “polished platitudes” at best
.. hate-full rhetoric filled with racial slurs at worst
Increasingly there is much abuse & misuse of words.
.. especially by those by those seeking political power
.. by those in the media .. who have lost the Standard of Truth
If they could only hear what their words say about them.
The more I hear the divisive vitriol from the “Society of Solipsism” (fem-v) the more inspired I am to write & speak .. to challenge the “Society” whose members seem bent on tearing-down rather than building-up.
Demolition is easy .. as is criticism.
Once you tear down the ground is filled with the ruins.
Being an architect that builds/builds-up is hard. As is finding solutions that contribute to a better world.
Building-up often means taking a high road. The climb is usually fraught with risk, challenge & negativity.
I loved the science fiction quadrilogy by Kay Kenyon: The Entire & the Rose
In this series Kenyon created many beautiful & interesting sentient creatures for the Entire. Creatures not of earth but mirroring earth. One of them, the onyx are horse-like creatures. Riders are blinded & bound for life to their mount.
No bridle or reins. They communicate “heart-to-heart.”
I often ponder how improved earthly relationships might be if we too, learned to communicate “heart-to-heart” & use edifying words.
It is written:
“Every Word of God is flawless” ~ Proverbs 30:5
“Wisdom calls…pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.” ~ Proverbs 1 & 4
“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” ~ Proverbs 25:11
“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” ~ Luke 6:45 ~ Matthew 12:34
A thought about “Words”
God’s is Infinite & His Word is Revelation … God is the Source of knowledge, wisdom & TRUTH
The words of human beings are human opinion. Merely speaking words do not produce desired outcomes because we are finite beings … if I could plant words of transformation in the soil of humanity here are some words I would sow:
LOVE ~ Truth ~ Wisdom ~ Grace ~ Honor ~ Excellence ~ Justice ~ Righteousness ~ JOY ~ Forgiveness ~ Generosity ~ Humility ~ Goodness ~ Kindness ~ Respect ~ Reason ~ Thoughtfulness ~ PEACE
“The words we speak become the house we live in.” Hafiz Shirazi
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” ~ Colossians 4:6
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” ~ Matthew 12 & Luke 6
As I was concluding this song came to mind: Do you hear what I hear?
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy "Do you hear what I hear?"
"Do you know what I know?" said the King to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say "pray for peace people everywhere"
Listen to what I say "I will bring you Goodness and Light"
"In His Light" .. I write
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If my words make you think … Great ;~)
As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … please know, your feedback is as “honey”
A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)
My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty. I treasure family, true friendships & my loyal clients. A "student at heart, I love learning: in every human dimension. Enjoy traveling, good books, good movies, good wine gardening & golf.
I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.
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