Thoughts, questions, and reactions from the pastor of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
I have recently been taught sound advice that can keep me and others out of trouble. A ministry colleague told me the criteria that should be used before saying anything out loud. Before speaking, one needs to ask oneself three questions:
1) Is what I am about to say truthful?
2) Is it helpful?
3) Is it kind?
Before saying anything, one needs to make sure that what is said meets at least two of the three criteria.
It's good wisdom and if practiced, I'll be saying a whole lot less.