Your Words Matter

May 28, 2024

Your Words Matter

May 28, 2024

Our words have the power to build up or tear down, to nurture or destroy. We reflect on how critical it is to be mindful of how we speak to our loved ones. Whether it's encouraging our children, communicating with our spouses, or interacting with others, our words carry significant weight.

In this episode, we also dive deep into the importance of our words. 💬

Our words have the power to build up or tear down, to nurture or destroy. We reflect on how critical it is to be mindful of how we speak to our loved ones. Whether it’s encouraging our children, communicating with our spouses, or interacting with others, our words carry significant weight.

John shares personal stories, including a heartfelt moment with his daughter, emphasizing the impact of choosing kindness and understanding over harshness and impatience.

Bible verses for reflection 📚

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. – Proverbs 12:18

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin – Proverbs 13:3

If any one thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is vain. – James 1:26

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer – Psalm 19:14

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body – Proverbs 16:14

 

Quotes mentioned in this episode 💬

“Great are the faults committed by the tongue. The soul will not attain sanctity if it does not keep watch over its tongue” – St Faustina

“I have made a pact with my tongue, not to speak when my heart is disturbed” – St Francis de Sales

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned”- Matthew 12:36

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We also have some big announcements! 🎤

We’ll be heading to the Diocese of Fargo for their annual men’s retreat at a hunting lodge – you can find more details on their website. Plus, we’re thrilled to be featured podcasters at the National Eucharistic Congress in July. Join us for a live podcast with Father Malachy, meet us at our booth, and participate in fun contests to win some “Just a Guy in the Pew” merchandise.

And that’s not all! We finally announce our 2025 pilgrimages:

March 10-15: Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico with Father Zachary, a fantastic priest and friend. This affordable trip is perfectly timed for most school spring breaks.

May 12-23: Join Father Larry and me on a spiritual journey to the Holy Land. Walk in the footsteps of Christ and experience an unforgettable pilgrimage.

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