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The power of words can bless or curse

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer

In this age of social media, the ability to text or email someone, we as a people have become aware of the power the words we use has on others.

We can either bless someone or curse someone. The words that come out of our mouth can be one of the most difficult things we can learn to control.

Sitting behind a keyboard or holding a cellphone enables us to have anonymity no matter what we write.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone,” (Colossians 4:6 NIV)

We live in a world where we have the freedom of speech, often feeling as if we each have the right to speak our mind without considering the consequences.

I have been guilty of that very act. When I get angry, the first thing I think of is, “Gee, I can vent about that on Facebook.”

And face it, our Facebook posts are much more interesting when we have them punctuated with strife in a topic that arouses conversation.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Richmond News.

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