Word and Thoughts
The problem isn’t what comes out of our mouth. The problem is what’s in our heart. (Mike Lee, pastor)
The increasing lack of civility in our communities today includes words and expressions that were once considered vulgar. To avoid the worst of those terms a lot of people use euphemisms, terms that have a more acceptable sound but whose meaning is easily understood. Lee is correct in noting that it isn’t the particular word but the heart’s intent that reveals a person’s true thought.
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:29)