Posted by: Pauline | March 19, 2017

Scriptures for Sunday March 29

James 3:1-12

Some interpreters think that the warnings about the tongue in this passage are addressed primarily to teachers, who by their position of influence multiply the effect of their words on others either for good or evil. But all of us influence those around us by the things we say, and experience as well as Scripture tells us how hurtful words can tear down far more quickly than encouraging words can build up.

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

While only two of these ten verses refer explicitly to talking, several of the other exhortations involve communication in one way or another. Our anger is very often expressed in what we say (and how we say it). Likewise, kindness, forgiveness, and love are often expressed with words as well as actions. Actions may speak louder than words, but that never excuses thoughtless or abusive speech.

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