in a previous post I stated that “kind words are duct tape for the soul.” well, there is no shortage of holey souls in need of binding up, (they are better known as the “walking wounded”, whom I wrote about in a previous post by that title) but there does seem to be a shortage of “duct tape” perhaps due to the abundance of heated, harsh, hurtful, careless rhetoric in today’s culture. Our words are our weapons and we don’t care who we wound.
so go out there and patch some holes in some souls today. be the duct tape as it were. this world needs more duct tape. may this be my own personal mission of mercy to those hurting (and holey) people in my world, those that are walking wounded through this life, in desperate need of some duct tape. let me dispense it freely, heeding not my own holes; for in healing another’s hurt, my own is quite forgotten
this, then, is my mission of mercy — kind words for souls with holes.
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24)
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18)
“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” (Proverbs 15:4)
“The tongue has the power of life and death,” (Proverbs 18:21)
“The lips of the righteous nourish many, . . . ” (Proverbs 10:21)
“A man finds joy in giving an apt reply– and how good is a timely word!”
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29)
sincerely, Grace Day