“Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
(Prov: 12:18) .”
BUILT WITH BOLDGRID
- Daily Mass Readings
Take some moments to think of those to whom you spoke harshly in the past twelve months. Think of those with whom you were angry, what caused your anger, was your anger rational and could you forgive them. Pray for those whom you may have hurt with your words.
Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.” (Matt 6: 9-13)
- Stations of the Cross
Pdf with Prayers and Illustrations here
Words, Words Words
Words caress; words encourage; words hurt and humiliate. How we speak to one another and to our young people has a lasting effect on us and on them for better or for worse.
Words are powerful tools of encouragement and creativity, building self-confidence and self-worth in those to whom they are spoken.
Words are also destructive weapons capable of hurting deeply, undermining confidence and self-worth. These hurts can take longer to heal than physical injury. The power of words was recognised two thousand years ago when Paul advised the Ephesian community: ‘Do not use harmful words in talking. Use only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.’ (Eph 4:29)
When we use words positively, we uplift not only the listener but ourselves also.