Monday, October 7, 2013


The new parish priest of our community was celebrating his first mass and with a homily on the subject of 'the power of words'.  To sum up, it was truly a good homily delivered in a uniquely light hearted sincere manner yet made such a huge dent on everybody's thoughts if you could gauge it from the attentive responses of the people present there. 

Made me think................

Words. What do we know about it except to speak it, to communicate with, or to express our sentiments with. We often take it for granted. Like it's part of our physical body of eyes, ears, nose, extremities, and mouth. So no big deal.

BUT it IS a big deal!

Do we know what words can do? It can make or break, build or destroy, make happy or cause someone to be miserable. 'Make' 'Build' 'Happy' would be easy to understand. Its effect is almost always visible. It's a no-brainer.

On the other hand, 'break' 'destroy' 'miserable' hits very deep. That's a place nobody can see. Can be very hard to understand.

When someone says to us... 'I love you', I am sure that would quickly transport us up to the skies rocketing even higher. Everything to our minds come out rosy and every living creature lovable. Oh I know because just like you I've been there too.

Now when somebody else says... 'I don't like you', I am sure that we would according to our personality type respond to that accordingly. Strong types would deliver a straight punch on that person's (very ugly) nose while weaker souls would simply walk away and yes wither away with all that hurt and pain sinking lower deep inside. And if some still don't know it, bullying makes that happen.

Words maybe simply a tool, one of many, of our existence but it is such a powerful one. We should care for it as a handyman usually cares for his pack of tools with love and careful attention. We should use it with care. Unlike a fool who lets loose a barrage of anger, hate, meanness  through a language which belittles, disparages, depreciates and totally cuts down to size its object deliberately down to the ground. Sadly, we do that often to our... families, spouses, children, parents, friends, the elderly, and even to strangers.

We have hurt a lot of people with those ugly words and also at many times have been hurt a lot by those same words.

So then why don't we be extra careful in our choice of words, in how we speak them. We should not try in any way be cause, for any kind of reason thought of as just, of someone else's misery or heartbreak. If we must say something, choose how to say it. There's enough misery going around in our world to think of adding more to it. Mother Earth is hurting from all the negativity forced upon her.

Let us try to help ease that pain or better to whack off the negative vibes to pieces with a good concentrated dose of positivity. We can do that with WORDS! Words have the power to restore joy, good, well-being, hope, courage, inspiration, strength, love, faith, and trust. These can help create a better place for us. That by the way, is also by God's design.

Be blessed, everyone. God pours out bushels of blessings right there into your day.
Note: A friend remarked that the pictures selected in the posts are lovely. To that I have to thank the wonderful world of the internet. Big thanks to those who put up such wonderful images of inspiration for everyone to enjoy. Bless you all!


  1. There is a sloka (verse) in Sanskrit
    "Speak truth in such a way that it should be pleasing to others. Never speak truth, which is unpleasant to others. Never speak untruth, which might be pleasant. This is the path of eternal morality, sanatana dharma"

    When with brush and paints, we can draw fine art,why smudge the canvas with paint by an insensitive brush.So too with words.Use them wisely and with kindness.
    Nice post, as always

    1. 'Speak truth in such a way that it should be pleasing to others.' -- Wonderful lines!

      Thank you for the lovely visit and comment. Wishing you and your family blessings.


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