Trying not to get ensnared in party politics, nevertheless one can’t help noticing the reaction in the media to a certain individual talking about something being a ‘disaster’, and the fallout for friends and allies. It’s so easy to say something, it’s so hard to retract it. We will all have encountered that for ourselves – maybe we were the ones who came out with the ill-judged remark. The Letter of James in the Bible likens the tongue to a flame that can start a major fire. Maybe it is a timely reminder to us all to think carefully about what we say, how it will be received, and what the consequences might be
Lord, help us to be careful with what we say
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