«Death and life are in the power of the tongue» (Proverbs 18:21).
Did not our Lord Himself confirm this when He said that for every empty word men will give an answer before the Dread Judgment? Didn’t He explicitly say: «But I tell you, that of every idle word men speak, they shall give account on the Day of Judgment. For by your words, you shall be justified and by your words, you shall be condemned» (St. Matthew 12: 36-37). Whoever is justified will receive life. Whoever is condemned will receive death. Therefore, do you see how life and death are in the power of the tongue? The Apostle James says: «For in many things we all offend. If anyone does not offend in word, he is a perfect man, able also to lead round by a bridle the whole body» (St. James 3:2). Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »