The Power of Our Words

It has been said that there are four things you cannot take back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity. I didn’t have this on my mind when I yelled harsh words to someone in a heated argument. However, as soon as the words left my mouth I felt ashamed for saying them—no one wants to be on the receiving end of that barrage, but I was pissed and lashed out. The person responded with worse words, and I cringed as I heard them. Words are so powerful that they can hurt much longer than a wound. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursi

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