“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.