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We Can Communicate 2

Weekly Worship from Chaplain Josh.

We continue to look at our ALIVE Value of ‘We can Communicate.’ Last week, we looked at communicating with God – this week we are looking at how we communicate with each other.

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Let’s start with thinking about this question – do you recognise the power/influence that your words can have?

Whether it’s spoken or written, it is important for us to recognise the weight our words carry and the consequences, both positive and negative, that can result. The Bible has a lot to say when it comes to words and how to wisely handle both our hearts and mouths.

For most of us, there has been a time when words have impacted us for good. It could have been encouragement or guidance or kind words. On the other hand, many of us have felt the injury of words before as well.

There are a few teachings in the Bible that help us recognise our responsibility to be mature, loving and respectful with the words we use.

Here’s a commonly known verse:

A small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.

James 3:4

Similar to a small rudder on a boat, our tongues are a small part of our body but are so powerful.

In the words of Spider-Man… with great power comes great responsibility.

How can you use your words to love each other, build up one another and bring goodness to this world?

Spend 1 minute quietly reflecting on how you can use your words for encouragement, guidance or kindness today. Perhaps you can encourage someone, show someone how much you value them or tell them something great about them.

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