Watch Your French!

When she read what I wrote about struggling to learn Spanish, my friend Donna told me about a time she and her husband were visiting Montreal, Quebec. They heard two people outside an art gallery having an animated conversation in French.  Donna’s husband remarked, “French is a beautiful language.” When they heard him, the two burst out in laughter. As it happened, the one was cursing and the other was admonishing her to watch her language! That’s a funny story, and it reminded me how important words are. Whatever the language, the Scriptures warn about the use of the tongue. Our words can encourage, comfort and heal, but they can also discourage, ridicule and deeply wound. We can bless or we can curse with the same mouth. It may be impossible to totally control our tongues, but let’s keep trying! Adios!

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