Not only am I slow to speak, but I am also slow to write. Why? Because I've learned to listen more and not be in a hurry to prove my point. I've also learned to apply what the Bible says about words.
As a writer, I understand that words have the power to provoke thoughts and inspire. I also know that words can destroy families and affect someone's confidence when written (or said) without love. In the (Bible) book of Matthew, chapter 12 verse 36, it reads, "...on the day of judgement, people will give account for every careless word they speak..."
Words are powerful.
With all the current tragic world events, it's important that we're sensitive to all cultures, nationalities, societies, religions, etc. Of course you can't please everybody, BUT you can "season your words with grace." Everything can be said in love. And like my grandmother used to tell me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." THIS ADVICE IS FOR ALL.
I pray, daily, for the world and my loved ones. My recent prayer is that the Lord will comfort the families of those who've lost loved ones due to violence. Above all, I pray that people receive the gift of salvation and choose JESUS because He's coming back for His children, soon. (All of the world tragedies....yeah, they are the signs of the times...in the Bible.)
Words are real. Life is real. JESUS is real.