There’s a lovely little poem that reminds us to be kind in words as well as deeds to one another. It goes like this: “Have a care with your words , my children, for words they are powerful things; they are sweet as the bee’s sweet honey, but like the bees they have terrible stings!”
The apostle Peter in 1st Peter 3:10-12, quotes Psalms 34:12-16, when he says “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; but let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Let us remember to “have a care with our words” as we go about our deeds in this life, for our fellow travelers can use our encouragement. And remember, you can’t unsay a cruel word!