Daggers

Evil talk is our first language.

Hardly a minute goes by unless someone is complaining

insulting, hating openly.

Judgment is our favorite hobby.

Word daggers rain from our devices

Blazing like wildfires in the minds of millions

And we pass it off as “speaking our minds.”

There is a difference in speaking the truth in love,

An honest conversation held between brothers and sisters

And vile, putrid hate dressed in Christian language.

There is a place for criticism, but let’s not kid ourselves

Into thinking simply because we are being honest

Actually means we are right.

Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

 

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About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He is also a commissioned elder in the United Methodist Church, and Senior Pastor at Hemphill First United Methodist Church and Pineland United Methodist Church. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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