“sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me”: who in the world came up with that nonsense?
as I glance at social media, labels are prevalent, implicitly. not on purpose (well, most of it anyway). much of it is just a product of our upbringing and/or environment. the references to others that are less because they look different or act different are astounding. God’s creations that are less because of an opinion the writer thinks is true, can hurt to the core. ok, even if these opinions were true, what gives us the right to voice them? seriously, I’d love it if our opinions were saved only for when they were asked of us!
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7 NIV)
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. (James 3:10 NIV)