Makes me stop to think about how I treat people…and who’s watching me,or listening to my words or tone of voice? James said that the tongue is capable of starting a whole forest on fire…hmmm…do my words spark love? gratitude? laughter? grace? or do they burn with envy, annoyance, distrust, or condemnation? Jesus tells us in Matthew 12:36 that we will be called upon to give account for every word we speak.
It isn’t only children who follow our lead; we all mentor the world that immediately surrounds us.