Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher)

In the U.S., today is “April Fool’s Day” when people play pranks on each other just for fun. But the day should remind us of how foolish we can be when we don’t intend to. As Plato said, some of us talk just to talk or to be heard. Good advice to follow is to think carefully before you speak to be sure you’re saying something worthwhile.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs (Ephesians 4:29).