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Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear (Ephesians 4:29).
A man was in his usual place in the morning, sitting at the table, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a football player. The player was known primarily for his lack of IQ, common sense, and good looks.
He turned to his wife: "You know, I'll never understand why the biggest, ugliest jerks always get the most attractive wives." His wife replied, "Why thank you, dear!"
The husband’s comment certainly backfired on him. He meant it one way, and she took it another. Communication is always a challenge, and it is not just about what is said, but how it is said, and how it is received. Words can be a blessing or a curse to whomever is listening. Grace is a building block where the grumbling spirit breaks down. The safest tactic is to follow the axiom in scripture: talk with grace and have grace as the projected outcome in the conversation.
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