Here’s an excerpt from Gentle Christian Discourse, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:
I have not always spoken to people in the way that I should. In fact, one of my greatest sins and shortcomings as a man, a husband, a father, a friend, and a pastor is my sometimes harsh and ungentle use of my tongue. James writes, “The tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. . . . No human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:6, 8).
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