The Tongue.

Webster dictionary defines story as: an account of incidents or events according to the person that tells it. And the person that has power can affect the lives of everyone involved. It was by Words that the Lord created and put love into action. Words therefore have power to heal, hurt, create and destroy… I know that all too well and no matter what that is about so we need to be careful how we use our words because the tongue is a powerful tool. The book of James tells us to tame the tongue and therefore some us just need to take a vow of silence(my opinion) for a while chapter 3:
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
Last week I shared with you and how seriously and honestly two lives got destroyed but also my baby boy died based on a story that my mother told and then other adults and my brother and I had to repeat; a story.
Shit! Some stories are full of it!!!
I take somethings so seriously and yes they piss me off because injustice is an abuse of power any kind of power and when you mess with that I get mad.
I need to be right before my Lord and when you mess with my calling and those that I love.
Aye! God forgive me and help me not sin in my Anger.
A story can be for good and for bad.
Even as I share my story I think about the family members I can affect and effect because my story will hurt others.
My story indirectly hurt people, neighbors, others who knew but couldn’t do anything who know I was pregnant but was in the hospital for asthma. A book of that story is going to hurt people and free others. Just as when I first started sharing I remember one person was 34 years old was never allowed to talk about it; finally cried about and talk about that day 11 years later. Another was 37 and the same thing said she was stone walled and always wondered. Even for my brothers it was weird.
Stories have power in the telling, in the retelling, in those who believe, in the interpretation, in the understanding, meaning and all because lives are involved. Stories are involved on both sides and then also in the now and then of the story.
So calm down get a tall glass of wine….

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