Words That Create
Words, words, words. Our society is full of words: on billboards, on television screens, in newspapers and books. Words whispered, shouted, and sung. Words that move, dance, and change in size and color. Words that say, « Taste me, smell me, eat me, drink me, sleep with me, » but most of all, « buy me. » With so many words around us, we quickly say: « Well, they’re just words. » Thus, words have lost much of their power.
Still, the word has the power to create. It is this creative power of the word we need to reclaim. What we say is very important. When we say, « I love you, » and say it from the heart, we can give another person new life, new hope, new courage. When we say, « I hate you, » we can destroy another person. Let’s watch our words.