Freedom of speech is absolutely at the core of the freedoms we share in the U.S. It is also a freedom we should not take for granted and should protect.
Having said that, as a believer in Jesus, we do need to be mindful of all that comes out our mouths and it needs to be true..... We are responsible for every word, every syllable.
Be so mindful dear Christian, because the very words we speak not only reveal what is really in our heart, it can make or break someone else's desire to receive Jesus. I know you don't want to be responsible for someone else, but simply by being in proximity to people, you are.
Jesus was aware of His surroundings and awake to whom He was influencing.
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
As we push through the crowds this week, let us be mindful not only of whom we consciously touch, but all those we come in contact with......
.......with words of blessings, of good comfort, and generous peace. Be a difference maker.