Day 5: THINK: is what I want to say kind?
Listen to Arica's Sunday sermon which inspired this series here.
What stood out to me today as I read it?
Take a moment or two to meditate on verse 31:
"You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.”
What are some recent examples of things I’ve said that upon reflection weren’t actually needed by the recipient?
- At least three times today when I want to say something, I will choose to evaluate whether using my words is needed.
- Once today I will choose to refrain from using my words in a way that isn’t needed.
- Today on social media I will choose to evaluate whether using my words is needed whenever I want to comment negatively or share a post that is criticizing a person, group, or ideology.
Blessings in Jesus,
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thyself a universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the minds of thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred Ministry of thy Church. And to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may show forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1928 American Book of Common Prayer, p. 38