A powerful, thought-provoking insight....

Give me a well-trained tongue that has been borne out of silent listening in the sanctuary of my heart.

~ sevensacredpauses by Macrina Wiederkehr

Thursday, December 31, 2009


What follows was sent to me by the Rev. Paul Turner, pastor of Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta. I found it powerful, yet most of all, humbling. You could say this is my first, and probably only, New Year's resolution.

May we each act on these powerful words as we begin 2010:

Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift. Don't grieve God.
Don't break God's heart. The Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for God. Don't take such a gift for granted. Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.

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