Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on fire, itself set on fire by Gehenna. James 3:5-6
Giving up sarcasm for Lent, as I did a few years ago, made conversation very difficult for this snarky gal. Dr. Tom Neal has a weapon for fighting a fiery tongue. Silence:
So here it goes: A 40 day fast from all complaining that is not absolutely required by justice or charity.
Or as my Mom used to say, If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.