Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ. Ephesians 4:29-32
People will only see the beauty of Christ and His Teachings, if they
first see the beauty in us. How are we presenting the love of Christ?
Our words are important, but so is how we say what we say.
The message of Christ Jesus, and Who He is can only be delivered by our own witness. People see Jesus through us. Do we reflect the love of Christ by showing forth His love? Do people feel like we care about them… that we are kind to them… that we love them…?
Let us love in word & deed! In the name of Christ Jesus.
Even convicts, with whom I have spent some time, are not won over in any other way. Whenever I happened to speak sharply to them, I spoiled everything; on the contrary, when I praised them for their resignation and sympathized with them in their sufferings; when I told them they were fortunate to have their purgatory in this world, when I kissed their chains, showed compassion for their distress, and expressed sorrow for their misfortune, it was then that they listened to me, gave glory to God, and opened themselves to salvation. St Vincent de Paul