can we just listen?

Silence please!!!

I hear the voice in my head scream those two words.

I have spent the last few days reading, listening and

digesting the product of the insensitivity of humans.


Are we so immersed in the ways of the world that

We do not recognize the effect of the words we utter?

Have we no care ? have we no heart? have we no feelings

to understand that words not only hurt the mind but bruise the soul?


Freedom of speech I hear……freedom my foot!

Nothing is free, we fail to realize this.

Your words only heal or kill, mend or break, build or destroy,

Have you not heard?  The power of life and death lies in the tongue.


So why then are we so oblivious?

Every time I try to listen, all I hear is noise.

Can we all just stop and listen to what we say?

Can we be selfless enough to care about each other?


This was not the plan.

that we’d rip each other apart with hurtful words.

everyone’s talking but no one’s listening to their own voice,

I am constantly trying to drown out all this noise.

my head is quite sore But we can fix this.

So let your conversation always be graceful and seasoned with salt.

reference Colossians 4:6

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