Blog Entry

Words are hurtful

by Rev. Rick Pursley

“Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” James 3:10
Often times we say things in moments of anger or frustration that can be hurtful to those around us.  We do it without truly weighing our words.  Words can be very hurtful.  

We should bear this in mind whenever we speak.  Our words as Christians should not be laden with criticism or mean spiritedness.  Instead they should be words of encouragement.  A Pastor once shared that words are like toothpaste.  Once it comes out, you can’t put it back.  

Nearly everyone is guilty of saying things that they later regretted.  It is then that you swallow your pride and apologize to those you may have hurt with your words and pray to God to give you the strength and wisdom to do better.