“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” ~Jesus
Have you ever had a moment when words “slipped out” before you could stop them?
Standing amidst the wreckage of hasty speech I would do almost anything to stuff them back inside.
I like to pretend that I didn’t mean what I said. I like to imagine that the words don’t reflect what I really feel.
And in the wake of burying a child, I find that I am ill-prepared to keep my mouth shut. Words tumble out because my emotions are almost always close to the surface.
The truth is, a glass only spills what’s already inside and my mouth only spews what’s hiding in my heart.
I am trying hard to fill my heart with grace, love and mercy so that what comes out heals rather than hurts.
I’m not always successful-the heart is deep and my wound is great.
But being wounded myself, I long to be an instrument of healing and peace in this broken world.