I graduated from high school in the spring of 1970 and talked my dad into letting me have a job in the woods’ industry. I worked with two Quebecers who couldn’t speak English. Through that entire summer before college that employment provided good money. However, working with people whose language you don’t understand is a challenge. They were probably saying in front of me at times, “Why do we have to work with the idiot son of the boss?”

The Bible does speak of being clear and gracious when you speak.

Proverbs 16:24 

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. 

Proverbs 17:28 

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Give it some thought; don’t sweat the speech of others, but be conscious of your own.


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