James warns us about how dangerous our tongues are – comparing them to a small fire that brings the whole forest down to ashes. May we always endeavour to use our speech to build others up, not to tear them down. Forgive us for any throw-away comments that cause long-term damage to others.
- Set a guard, O Lord, on my mouth: and keep the door of my lips. (Ps 141.3)
- Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, especially in Zambia.
Text: Robert McLean
ABM’s Partnerships Coordinator
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2021