Lessons Learned – Part Two

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

That’s either a Proverb or a one-liner from Mark Twain. Can’t remember at the moment, but it’s one that keeps circulating through my mind today.

It’s so amazing how quickly you can go from content to convicted. From inner peace to inner turmoil.

Like disregarded sparks falling onto a dry field, reckless words can spark hurt feelings. From there, they either stay there smoldering where they land, on the heart of the wounded or spread back to the heart of the one who wounded them. Either way, before you know it, emotions run wild and the whole field is up in flames.

By this point, the words can’t be unspoken, the fire unstarted. But, you can squelch the flames through the power of forgiveness and the cleansing Living Water. Thank goodness.

* Moral of the story: Make your words sweet… One day, you may have to eat them. *

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Published in: on August 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Nicely said.

  2. Yeah, well that was my best attempt at self-redemption after the previous post. Actually did that one at work just to try to make myself feel a little better! Needeless to say, it’s been a LONG weekend…


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