A perfectly fine Spring morning ruined by words.
Over coffee, eggs and toast, words between us that push the other away.
I said, you are angry. More of an accusation than a question. I did ask a question earlier but that was also met with defensiveness.
It’s your tone, he said. It’s the self-righteous, I can’t believe you would do such a stupid thing tone. He said he would have responded differently if the words were more humbly from a place of I know you struggle with letting go, so do I.
He said, I said, attack, defend, avoid, blame. And the dance continues.
And then I opened my email to find Dr. Crabb’s Weekly Words:
“Once we see that words can have power, we must no longer be content with shallow words that mean little. We must set out to harness that power with a clear awareness that words can both tear down and build up.”
Encouragement, Page 22
Question for Reflection:
- How have you experienced the power of words in your life recently? Did they tear down or build up?