From the Pastor...
The Rev. Dr. Hugh A. Mackenzie

Save me, Lord, from evildoers; keep me safe from violent people. They are always plotting evil, always stirring up quarrels. Their tongues are like deadly snakes; their words are like a cobraís poison.

Psalm 140:1-3 I have never liked extreme rhetoric; over the top and flamboyant phrases. Hyperbolation in word almost always reflects an arrogance of attitude. Abused language shows forth a violent intentionality, and it is all around us. People say the most outrageous things and wonder why the culture is in such a chaotic state. For all language is sermonic. All language is symbolic. Language is how we communicate the values of our culture and the dreams of our hearts.

The well from which we all must drink is polluted. We tolerate and refuse to call

people to task for their unsupported and reckless words.

Our Lord Jesus once said, "It is not so much what goes into a personís mouth that pollutes him but that which comes out..."

It is well past time that rational people retake our common tongue. To hold all those who would be venomous with our common tongue responsible for what they say.

This is something the most humble citizen can do within their daily sphere of living. We can all gently correct those who would stir the pot by simply asking, "Do you hear what you are saying? What facts do you have to back that up? How would you like someone to call YOU that?" It is our language and our heritage, which is at stake here. Take it back word by word from those who would use speech as a weapon or tool to do evil...

Plain and truthful language is ALL of our responsibility to use and to encourage others to use. Do not let anyone strip words of their meanings. Itís your language!!!


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