Thursday, July 14, 2011

One Comment

One comment can influence a life. It can start a career or end one. It can attract or repel, inspire or devastate. A casual remark made today may be recalled many years later with wonder, appreciation, or pain. Just one comment has started marriages and ended them. It can do the same with friendships.

Perhaps a comment should not have this much power, but it can. In many cases, the recipient can restrict or even eliminate the comment's impact. In others, there are few or no restraints on the power of one comment.

It is out there. For good or bad.


CincyCat said...

"A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it!"

"It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell."
James 3:3-6 (The Message)

Michael Wade said...


What a great addition!