Generous speech is not naive. It doesn’t deny evidence or shy away from discussing bad acts.
Generous speech does, however, exercise restraint.
Whether or not we may consciously realize it, we can be racist in our understanding of language without ever saying the ‘n’ word.
Perhaps He is bringing to the surface all of our thoughts concerning racism, division, resentment, and hatred toward our fellow man.
We don’t have to wonder long about what is in someone’s heart. All we have to do is listen to the words they say.
Every single piece of technology I have has been lit up in one way or another with warnings, memes, statistics, and panic about the Coronavirus.
There are many ways God can and does speak. The biggest question is, “Are we listening?”
The Gospel of Matthew tells us that there is something more dangerous than taking in something bad, and that is speaking out something that is bad.
It’s easy to be convicted of harsh words, gossip, or slander. But there is one thing that we don’t often talk about—flattery. Join Jill and her guest Kristin Bonin on the power of our words.
If given the chance, I would’ve run on stage, halted the processional music, and read to them a better graduation speech.
How do we control our thoughts? We must take action against negative thoughts and pursue holy thoughts to their completion.