We've all heard the old saying, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” Well that simply ain’t true! I know why this quote was used back in “those days” when I was growing up: it was meant to help me, not to allow words that were spoken to me to negatively bother or hurt me. But words do hurt, especially if they are spoken to you by people you care about or someone that you consider a friend.
The Bible states in the Epistle of James, chapter three, starting in verse five, “The tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things…but no one can tame the tongue, it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way!”