The sermon was about 'taming the tongue'...which kind of piggybacks on the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, but goes even farther than that. I don't think anyone could have escaped that sermon without feeling a pull to tame their tongue. How many times have I gossiped, jabbed, or cut someone with my words? How many times have I not said something that needed to be said? How many times has my silence hurt someone else? How many times have I NOT said what I need to say?
It was kind of sobering. I mean, I don't think that I go through day to day life with the intent to speak death instead of life to anyone...but it happens. I'm careless. So is everyone else.
I have a feeling it is going to take a long time, but I mean to work on truly speaking life...to my family, to my kids, to my friends...heck, to strangers. Maybe we all need to say what we need to say more often.