No not a personal computer world; although one can argue it’s a phone or tablet world.( If you don’t believe that just take a look around. Even on the AGT Results show last evening, of the 5 people in the Duncan Lounge, only 1 was not looking at a phone.)
I am talking about a politically correct world. There has been lots of attention draw to it during this presidential campaign, so far. So I thought I would tackle it here this morning.
- (NLT) James 1:19 … My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
- (NIV) Proverbs 22:11 … He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
- (NLT) Colossians 4:6 … Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone.
- Be slow to speak. I find when reflecting on the past, that the times when I am prone to say things that hurt, insult, tear down or ridicule another person are when I speak in rapid response. If only during these times I just waited, took a deep breath, I am certain my words would have been different.
- Who would you want as a friend? One whose words are kind and uplifting? Or one who insults you? Pretty simple, isn’t it?
- Graciousness is easy to come by when I am slow to speak. It means I use my words carefully. Careless words get people in trouble. Instead of giving people what they “deserve,” our words should give them something good that they don’t deserve.