Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just One Touch

Just One Touch

It occurred to me how much we can do with just one touch. We can do a lot of damage, or good. Whatever we do with that touch, however, is usually the result of a spoken word to act, which makes the tongue even more powerful, when you think about it.

For example just one touch, is all it takes to: pull the trigger, detonate a bomb, start a car, accuse, harm someone or yourself. Yeah, pretty gruesome things, right? We can also: console a friend, lend a helping hand, give of our resources, write a nice letter, build, repair, well, you get the idea. Make your own list.

No matter what’s on your list, however, you don’t just do without your brain (tongue, thoughts) speaking it into happening, right? So, your finger doesn’t decide to push the enter button and send that nasty email to your boss, your brain makes that decision and your touch carries out it’s mission.

So, who cares about all this anyway? Well, you should care about it next time you get ready to touch. Are you helping, or hurting? Proverbs 13:3 say “Those who control their tongue (touch) will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” I’m not making this stuff up. Next time, think before you act, you’ll live a lot longer.


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