There once was a teenage girl that cursed her friend over the phone loud enough for her mother to hear in the next room. When the mom looked at her with a corrective scorn she said, “It’s not like all I do is swear. It’s just when I want to make a point.” The mom nodded and walked away to engage her plan. She baked her daughter’s favorite brownies, but added some dirt from the back yard. When she presented them to her daughter, and waited till her daughter began to enjoy them. She then confessed what she did. The daughter looked at her with scorn and shouted, “Why did you do this to me?” The mom seizing the teachable moment said, “It’s not like its all made of dirt, I’m just trying to make a point.”
The Bible says, “No human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.” (James 3.8-10)
Cursing pollutes. It pollutes our soul as the dirt mingles with works of love. It pollutes others as we wish harm on others. Fortunately, Jesus’ forgiveness cleanses what curses pollutes!. For more visit me at KarlGalik.com.