The Power of Words
Words are like feathers. Once they fly out, it’s impossible to put them back in. (Marina Medvin, attorney)
Attorney Medvin certainly understands the value of words. A word spoken in love can be a great encouragement and motivator. Harsh and cruel words, whether intentional or not, are hurtful and damaging for a long time, perhaps never to be forgotten. The metaphor is eloquent. If we think of our words as feathers, perhaps we’ll be more careful in using them.
The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words. (Proverbs 15:28)