I'm sure you've all read the verse in James about how powerful the tongue is, and how it can easily ignite a fire. I am learning to be wise and healing with my words instead of thoughtless and destructive. One of my friends had a great illustration she shared with us tonight regarding the tongue and the words we say..
She took a tube of toothpaste, squeezed a bunch of it out on a plate and said, "O.K., now put it back in." ... Uh, yeah right. Obviously it's pretty much impossible to do that , just as it is to "take back" destructive words that we may say. Someone might forgive you, but they will probably never forget. She ended with this poignant phrase..
"THINK before you squeeze."