In the illustration, we see the first stanza of a poem I composed two days ago. Here is the full piece. I pray that it blesses everyone who reads it in Jesus’ name.
Cruelty comes in many forms
A cold stare
When a smile is needed
When encouragement is sought
Tongue lashing, public shaming
It need not come to blows
These hurt just as much
Turning others into verbal punching bags
Poking fun at them all the time
Questioning their motives and intelligence
Belittling their efforts and accomplishments
Slashing their self-esteem and confidence
How these make the doer brutal like a beast!
It reduces those who show it
Makes them subhuman
It’s not a strength to gloat on
It’s a strain of an infection
Sin is the name and Christ is the cure
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
The tongue can bring death or life….
And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature….
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. …
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
These scriptures, except the last, are from the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible.
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