I am sure that many of you reading my blog will, at some time or the other, have said to yourself, “I could have bitten my tongue when I said that”.
But, of course, by then it is much too late, and no matter what we say or do to try and make amends, your ill-considered, hurtful words cannot be taken back and unsaid.
The Quakers, however, who are proficient at silent prayer, have a useful little trio of questions which we might well get into the habit of thinking about before uttering any doubtful words:-
Their questions are
1. Is this true?
2. Is it kind?
3. Is it necessary?
Three little questions which could save you – and many others – a great deal of pain!
With many peaceful blessings