I’ve got to stop this business of talking without thinking. (Linus in the “Peanuts” cartoon)

Everything seems to be happening at lightening-speed today. News runs across the bottom of the TV screen so fast you can hardly understand what’s happening. Music is often played at blinding speed. It’s just part of today’s culture. Consequently, we respond quickly when there’s an opening to speak. So, Linus’ advice should be taken and practiced carefully.

You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak (James 1:19). For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies” (1 Peter 3:10).