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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wonder…(the weight of her words)

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 "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
Proverbs 18:21

I wonder if she considered the weight of her words. Just a few days ago I was reading the words of a woman like me. We write blogs. We profess our Christian faith. We acknowledge that we are flawed but forgiven. She is me. Then why did her words sting cut so deeply?

I have learned that it all matters. When I’m in a good mood. When I’m not. When I’m in worship (church). When I’m not (shouldn’t we always be in worship?). I wonder if she measured the weight of her words.

I can’t imagine she intended to cause harm. We seldom mean to cause harm, but words flung casually, without considering their weight, can wound deeply.

She told the story of someone redeemed, describing their before…this someone’s before was black, before salvation or Grace, and for her, clearly black was not good.

I was always told that Black was beautiful, that I was beautiful. I wonder if she considered the weight of her words. I thought I was reading a woman like me. I wonder if she considered the weight of her words. I wonder.

Lord, please remind us that it all matters…


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