Read this if you are tired of the partisanship, self-serving ambition, deception and hostility that seem so prevalent in Congress, the news media, the White House and the campaign trail. Bruce Cooper beautifully explains that there is another way.
“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.”
So here we have James, the half brother of Jesus, writing to Jewish Christians, who are “scattered abroad”. The topic of course, is the words that come out of our mouths and these words are words that originate from within our minds and hearts, and they can also be in the format of the written word, just like I am currently writing in this post.
Most of us know what “stumbling in many ways” means from personal experience. This “stumbling” can and often does happen because of a variety of reasons or causes. A lack of sensitivity, speaking before…
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