Harold Ivan Smith wrote: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words . . . may get stuck in the corridors of my memory.” I bet every reader can recall words that challenged them to greatness. Maybe a coach or teacher said, “You’ll be great!”—just four words inspiring extra hours of practice or study resulting in future accomplishments. I can also bet that you remember hurtful words that still pain you to this day.
Whether you text, phone, email, or speak face-to-face today, choose your words wisely. Let their positive effects ripple out. We are all extensions of the Risen Lord, members of his Body, followers of the Word of God, the Logos. What would Jesus Christ want us to say?