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“Minute of Meditation: The way you say it”


 A boy left home, he had no money and no job.  In desperation, he ended up writing a letter home, “Dear Dad, I’m sick and lonely without a single cent.”  Well dad couldn’t read so he took the letter to a friend.  The guy had a gruff voice and an arrogant manner of reading.  When the dad heard him read the letter, he grew furious, “I’ll not sending my son a cent!”  On his way home the dad kept thinking about the letter.  He went to another friend.  This time the man had a quiet, gentle voice.  He read the letter and when he did the dad burst into tears and cried, “My poor boy I will send him some money!” 

You know a lot of times it’s not the words we use; it’s the way we say them.

James 1:19-20, puts this way, “…let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

How are you using your words today?

I am Mark T. Tonkery with a minute of meditation from the Camden Ave. church of Christ where you are always welcome.