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Words Matter

Words Matter

Following the Super Bowl halftime show, social media was full of reviews representing two ends of the opinion spectrum. I was disappointed and disgusted by the negativity and continue to acknowledge a personal rush to judgment and my own propensity to challenge another’s mindset. Today, the Holy Spirit is asking me to meditate on these words of scripture. I’m feeling drawn to quiet reflection and sensing God’s loving and merciful redirection. I am convicted and realize that I too, am at fault.

This week, may we all be intentional to choose life!

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruits.
Proverbs 18:21 (The Bible: English Standard Version)

Blessed are those
who walk hand in hand
with goodness,
who stand beside virtue,
who sit in the seat of truth;
For their delight is in the Spirit of Love,
And in Love’s heart they dwell
day and night.
They are like trees planted by
streams of water,
that yield fruit in due season,
and their leaves flourish;
And in all that they do, they give life.
Excerpt from Nan C. Merrill’s Psalm 1, from Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness

Words kill,
Words give life,
They’re either poison or fruit–
You choose.
Proverbs 18: 21 (The Message)