I have a collection of what I call Pumice Proverbs. They are little sayings I have put together from different inspirations. I think one of the first I tweaked was,
“Sticks and stones may break my bones,“Words” (1697) can be empty and ignored or they can change the world. Think of some that stand out,
But words impair my healing.”
“We hold these truths to be self evident...”You and I may never say anything that will go down as history changing. We may have few that pay attention to us. One thing I have noticed in school, however, is that students who never seem to listen to what I want to teach them will hear every mistake I make. Kids who seem in a daze will wake up enough to tell me I have a stain on my shirt.
“We have peace in our time.”
“Mr. Gorbechof, tear down this wall.”
“I am the Way, the Truth and the life...”
“Did you hear what Al did last night?”
So? We need to watch our mouths. This is a guard detail that no one else can do and will never end. Pray for strength and awareness. God is listening.