Friday, October 23, 2009

Speech is platinum

Found this in stuff I kept:

If silence is golden, then speech is platinum.

It spreads wisdom, dispels ignorance, ventilates grievances, stimulates curiosity, lightens the spirit, and lessens the fundamental loneliness of the soul.

Ian Struther

It takes so much guts to talk sometimes. Silence can be golden, but it can also be crud.

It takes a lot of guts to blog sometimes. If we say something wrong--it is forgivable! It's not the end of the world. We can talk about it. Correct me. Love me. Take a chance. We can talk because there is forgiveness when something goes wrong.

Read also Bror's post today. I thought about the image of the choke hold. Not being a wrestler or a sword-fighter, the images don't grab me instantaneously. The point is there is an uncontrollable power in the word. A good power in the Word of God. Don't try to escape it. Let it cut and choke and grab you and heal you and take away your "loneliness of the soul". It can be messy, but it's worth it. It's a good thing.

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