Speaking in tongues

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 9, 2009

Over the years, my tongue has gotten me in a lot of trouble. By this time, you would think that I’ve learned a lesson, but to the contrary, I still open my mouth when I should just shut up.

With that said, God always puts people in your life to get your

|attention. One such person is Barry Madere, a devout Catholic who attends St. Joan of Arc Church. He comes to our Bible sharing

meeting held at the Cornerstone Restaurant every Friday at 6:15 a.m. I have no doubt that he and his wife, Laurie, love and serve the Lord.

Barry, however, doesn’t agree

with everything I say or believe, and that aggravates me. On a few

occasions, I’ve been rather abrupt and, maybe, even rude. Barry, being more of a gentleman than me, never loses his cool. He just accepts me for who I am and loves me regardless of

my shortcomings.

Well, last week, he gave me a book titled “30 Days to Taming your Tongue.” I immediately asked, “Why did you give me that book?” In his meek, humble way he said, “I just thought you might enjoy it.”

Mentioned in the book are 30

types of tongues that could get you in trouble. I will mention a few:

The Lying Tongue, The Flattering Tongue, The Manipulating Tongue, The Hasty Tongue, The Divisive Tongue, The Argumentative Tongue, The Slandering Tongue, The Gossiping Tongue, The Meddling Tongue, The Know-It-All Tongue, The Harsh Tongue, The Rude Tongue, The Complaining Tongue and The Silent Tongue.

These are only a few, except one, that I’m been guilty of. Can you guess which one it is?

In James, Chapter 3, the Bible talks about the Christian and his tongue. With bits in a horse’s mouth, we can make it turn either way. A big ship can be guided by a small rudder, but the tongue can no man tame. It is an unruly evil full of deadly poison.

I am almost finished with the book. If anyone is interested in borrowing it, just call me.

If you have any questions or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call (985) 652-8477, or e-mail: hkeller@comcast.net.