The Power of Words

A careless word may kindle strife,
A cruel word may wreck a life,

A bitter word may hate instill,
A brutal word may smite and kill,

A gracious word may smooth the way,
A joyous word may light the day,

A timely word may lessen stress,
A loving word may heal and bless.

Source: Pearls from Many Seas, T. J. Bach
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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