What’s coming out of your mouth today?
Obviously, right now we’re all super into washing our hands (anyone else’s hurt?) and minding how we cough/sneeze (dabbing is cool again!), but those aren’t the only contagion vectors we should be concerned about.
Think about it.
When you cough or sneeze, you make a choice.
Do I go full Bela Lugosi into my elbow?
Do I use a Kleenex, more precious than gold?
Do I blast spit, boogers, and microscopic organisms into the open air?
Clearly, there’s a right answer.
But just like you have a choice about what you’re spraying out of your body, you also have a choice about what you spread spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.
Do I spread rumors or facts?
Do I share bad news or good?
Do I sow panic or peace?
Do I speak fear or hope?
Every headline, every conversation, every post, you’re faced with these choices.
Will you succumb, blast terror into the air, and add to the darkness?
Or will you resist, even though it’s hard, and choose to add to the light?
Remember: “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Prov 18:21 NIV). This is especially relevant in our social media, 24-hour news era. You are empowered to be a force for good—or evil—and the impact of what you choose to say, share, and soak up is felt across the world.
So watch your mouth.
Make good choices.
And wash your hands.
“Don’t say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you.” [Eph 4:29 GW]