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Powerful Words

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This week I had someone (a friend) tell me he was TERMINATING our relationship, terminating was a very powerful and hurtful word in this circumstance. So I did something even worse, I used another powerful hurtful word, now thinking back, I feel horrible. He hurt me with his words, and I in turn did the same, as a Christian I should have known better. Why is it that words can sometimes hurt more than a smack in the face. Words are lasting, they don't linger away like the pain of a smack, they stay in your head and in your heart sometimes forever, furthermore can it be made right, can those words ever be unspoken. Ironically kind words are more often soon forgotten, where as unkind harsh words remain engraved in our memories, and are often brought back up in the worst situations, anyway this is not a blog to invoke any real inspiration, basically I am rattling on about my feelings and the power of words.
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  • v MISSFORTE
    yes I have said harsh words and can't remove that. Kind words we don't always remember.
    2036 days ago
  • v JANEYINMADTOWN
    We often regret when we choose our words in haste...but remember...we are and can be forgiven and but you must also be ready to forgive yourself...I am sorry for the loss of your friendship but it seems that his words were chosen carelessly without thought of how they may hurt you as well....

    Hugs!
    2341 days ago
  • v IPATRICIA
    Thank you for sharing, we all fall into the trap of unkind words when we are hurt it's the most natural thing in the world.It brings to mind wonderful lines in Shakespere.


    From Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, 1596.

    PORTIA: The quality of mercy is not strain'd,

    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
    'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
    The throned monarch better than his crown;
    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God's
    When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
    Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
    That, in the course of justice, none of us
    Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
    And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
    The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
    To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
    Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
    Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there

    2349 days ago
  • v GETFITTER7
    Words can be used to lash back at the heat of the moment.
    yes...words are powerful, they can be hurtful or can help us through the bad times...but words even if said wrong CAN be righted...it only takes a few words with the power to communicate. Sometimes it takes time...and forgiveness.
    2349 days ago
  • v INDEJAM09
    THIS WAS A LESSON LEARNED. BE GRATEFUL YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEARN IT AGAIN. BE GRATEFUL YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN AND KNOW YOU DID WRONG. YOU'RE ALREADY FORGIVEN.
    2349 days ago
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