Friday, January 09, 2009
Thought for the day
One of my goals for 2009 is to completely declutter the computer room/home office. If I can spend even 15 minutes a day on this project, I know it's achievable. To that end, I've begun decluttering our oldest file cabinet. One thing that came to light today was an old scrap of paper torn from a small loose-leaf calendar. The thought for that day was so challenging to me, I thought I would share it. I must add that the author is unknown to me.
The Bible verse referenced at the top of the page is Colossians 4:6a -- "Let your speech be always with grace."
And here is the thought concerning our words:
"A famous publisher declares, 'If you are an articulate person, you utter some thirty thousand words each day.' If these words were put in print, they would amount to a fair-sized book every day. These books would, in a lifetime, fill a college library. All these books are from the same author, all reflecting your life in your own words. And not a book can be withdrawn from circulation. The thought is a bit frightening. It emphasizes the fearful responsibility that goes with the gift of speech, and also the glorious privilege that is inherent in speech seasoned with grace."
This thought from a tattered old calendar page challenged me to be more careful to see that my speech is seasoned always with grace. What about you?