Once upon a time,
group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and
two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other
frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how
deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they
They then explained about how terrible it was to watch them suffering and that was why they were all encouraging them to give up their futile struggling. <remember Job in the Bible?>
He was amazed as he watched their lips and understood what had actually happened! All the while, he had continued trying, thinking that they were actually encouraging him the entire time!
This story teaches two lessons:
#1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
#2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path!
Encouraging words can go such a long way! Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. Please pass this on to someone? I did. And together, we can make this world a better place.
the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with
it we curse men, who have been made in Gods'
likeness. Out of the same mouth come
praise and cursing. My brethren, this should not be so.