It’s true that our words impact those around us – both positively and negatively. Sometimes our words don’t convey exactly what we’re intending to communicate. For example, here are a few announcements found in actual church bulletins:
- This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Smith to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.
- The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind, and they may be seen in the church basement on Friday afternoon.
- This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.
while the above bulletin bloopers are simply poor grammatical and words choices on the part of the writer, sometimes we say critical or unkind things as if they were a joke, but if we are honest with ourselves, usually we feel there is some amount of truth to what we are saying. We just try to cleverly attempt to wrap up harsh words in a pun or some other attempt at humor. Jesus taught that it is from the abundance of our heart that our mouth speaks. If it were not in our heart, it probably would not be coming out of our mouth. Our words shows our character – the character we should be showing is the glory of God in whom we are made in His image. Let’s make sure the words that are spoken come from a heart that is focus and in fellowship with our Savior.
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