The Power of Words

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There is a story of a woman in England who came to her vicar with a troubled conscience. The vicar knew her to be a habitual gossip—she had maligned nearly everyone in the village. “How can I make amends?” she pleaded. The vicar said, “If you want to make peace with your conscience, take a bag of goose feathers and drop one on the porch of each one you have slandered.” When she had done so, she came back to the vicar and said, “Is that all?” “No,” said the wise old minister, “you must go now and gather up every feather and bring them all back to me.” After a long time the woman returned without a single feather. “The wind has blown them all away,” she said. “My good woman,” said the vicar, “so it is with gossip. Unkind words are easily dropped, but we can never take them back again.”

Prayer for the day

Might my words about another be ones that are spoken in the spirit of Your loving kindness, Father.

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37 Comments

  1. Estella Reyes says:

    I am a Christian. I have cancer. I lost my oldest daughter toher abusive live in boyfriend at the time. He killed her. She was a phscysophrenic and was hearing voices. She took 35 anti-phsychotic pills which at the time he didn’t take her to the emergency hospital. He let all those pills kill her. God says not to revile, to pray for our enemies and he will take care of business. I go back to that day and wonder what could have been different. God says he has those answers. She left two daughters without a mother. This is on my mind every day. I take the blame for this. I feel like I failed my daughter. Right now this very second I wish God had entered my life since I made my first decision. He was but I didn’t know the consequences.

  2. Mary Josephs says:

    I am sick physically, psychologically, spiritually, my whole being except for the little that gave me knowledge, common sense, wisdom, and through our Heavenly Father’s word, grace, conviction, I surrender my life back into His arms to save me from my sins. I cannot continue to go on this way for I know where its destination leads, to death without Him. If I do not humble my whole being, leave the wide, easy path, and ask my doctor for help in cleaning out all the poisons in my body, mind, and spirit. My heavenly Father knows my fears. Please pray for me for strength to set me free from the poisons that will kill me.

  3. Lukas Meyer says:

    Keep up the good work and stay blessed.

  4. MARÍA CLAUDIA SALANMANCA DIAZ says:

    NUESTRO AMADO PADRE CELESTIAL LO PROTEJA, BENDIGA.

  5. Venita McCart says:

    Amen.