I wonder how differently I’d act if I knew every word I said was recorded? Would the quality of my words be assured? I’d like to think I would be fine with all the words I’ve said. Yet I know if someone recorded all the words I said yesterday, I would not be proud.
I’ve said words out of hurt and anger. I was tempted to say words I knew better than to utter. The problem with being a wordsmith, is I know how to use them to give life and to injure. The same tongue I possess can be used to praise and to curse.
I don’t envy preachers. Every word uttered every week is analyzed, dissected and reinterpreted. I admire them for having the courage to face a congregation and proclaim the truth.
I drew this for the May, 2016 Church of God Newsletter.