Is there a reason perhaps why some people cannot stand an open gate ?My grandparents did not like this at all and we were trained and constantly reminded us to close the gate.As I’ve said yesterday , we lived in a rural community where some farmers kept their livestock nearby town.My grandparents planted some fruit trees and vegetables and when , by mistake someone left the gate open…the sinner will be dealt with in the morning as the animals let themselve in and enjoyed whatever they could find in the garden.
Yesterday I wanted to write this article , but rather felt to first articulate it through poetry , as a starter.To me a gate correlates strongly with the mouth.We are all humans who sometimes fail through words as we are not perfect.Luckily for some of us we do not ignore the whispering voice of the Holy Spirit warning us , prompting us to correct our mistakes and to be careful which paths to walk on .Sometimes He allows us to make mistakes to teach us the moral afterwards , as this happened so many times in my life and still is.
James 3 : 2
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
This should give us more reason to be alert regarding our mouths.Listen to yourself for a change ; I mean litterally give attention to your spoken words.
Then as we teachers do with learners’ work: Take a day or time to moderate your speech !
Be alert.Be save .