Day 20 #liftupforlent

Whoever coined the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” should be severely sanctioned. I mean, I’m sure they are long gone from this life, but still.

Words can be so incredibly hurtful and harmful, and unlike the broken bones that result from sticks and stones being thrown, the pain inflicted by words may never heal.

A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it!–James 3:5 The Message translation

Today, simply be mindful of the power of your words. It is easy to forget how much weight our words may carry. They make a day or ruin one. They can lift up or bring down.

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