The tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart. So, be careful with your words. (Author unknown)

Wise King Solomon wrote, “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare (Proverbs 15:1). Sometimes our responses in conversations may be spoken in haste without much thought on what we’re about to say. We may hurt someone unintentionally and then find it difficult to make amends. So, remember to stop and think…and bite your tongue if you have to.

“People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. . . And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, this is not right!” (James 3:7-8, 10)