Once words are out there, you can’t take them back. Words hold power to invite or alienate, to encourage or crush, to build up or break down. I have such admiration for people who speak the truth in love and then back up their statements with consistent, faithful action. The person who keeps his promises, who speaks words of affirmation and refuses to wallow in ugliness or indecency truly is a person of integrity and maturity. Such a person is a reflection of our Lord Jesus. I pray to be one who has control of her tongue.