Capsule for the Day
Words are powerful. Relationships are built with words; and they can also be destroyed with words. From our lips flow life and death. But words aren't just sounds, they are the products of our thinking and imagination. "...From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Luke 6:45).
From the foregoing, we could rightly say a "healthy heart" speaks words that build up relationships. But it isn't just that simple. There is more to what comes out of our mouths than our thinking and imagination. We have our past experiences that influence what we say and how....
But the issue here isn't about what happened to us. It is about what we communicate. It is obvious, we can't give what we don't have. So, to speak relationship-building words, we have to first of all hear the Word that builds our relationship with God. For from the Word, we speak words that build.
Fr. Francis Afu