We tend to use many clumsy words that communicate negativity, harsh criticisms, anger, hatred.We use words loosely which hurt others, intentionally and unintentionally.We fail to communicate love.
- Pearl Strachan: ‘Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.’
Our words can either heal or kill. We can lift others up with our words or put them down and hurt their esteem and dignity. In this busy society, we move so fast, speak so fast that we do not know what we sometimes say. Perhaps, it is time to weigh the words we use more carefully.
As Christians, we do not simply communicate words but we communicate LOVE, GOD’S LOVE to others who listen to us.Today, let us look at Jesus. He is the perfect Word that communicates the Father’s Love.Listen to him so that we can learn from Him.
Jesus is our model who is the Perfect Communicator of Love. When Jesus speaks about God, He speaks from His heart full of love for God his Father. The heart of Jesus is full of Love, i.e. Love for God, Love for the people. From His heart that is full of love, He speaks, heals, forgives, prays, preaches.
What is our heart full of? Our words manifest what we have inside our hearts.
- Luke 6, 42-45: A good person brings good out of the treasure of good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Look at our lives today, what is our treasure?
May our words communicate what we treasure most in our hearts. Let the words we use heal and improve the lives of others. Let our words build relationships that reflect God’s love in our lives. Let our words carry love instead of fear, comparison, anger.
By Sr. Sandra Seow, FMVD