I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, I often heard- “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything!” Evidently, that’s not being taught anymore, and it’s a shame. What good does it do to put down someone else? It’s kinda like the “Remember- every time you point your finger at someone else, you’ve got THREE fingers pointing back at you!” Speaking ugly of others is more of a reflection of you than it is of them. In today’s society, it seems that everyone thinks that their opinion and thoughts should be shared with the world! Everyone is so short-tempered and negative.
This is one area where Christians can stand out from the crowd. Ephesians 4:,29 says, “Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouth, but only such that is good for building up, as fits the occasion that it may give grace to those who hear.” May it be said of us, as it was of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:26, “. . . In her tongue is the law of kindness.” God Bless, Courtney