We live a day an age where everyone has a voice.
With social media, people feel the freedom to express their thoughts, opinions and feelings.
I would suggest to you that to a certain extent - it has gotten out of control.
Some things are best left unsaid. Unspoken.
It is like our culture has taken a truth serum (Remember "Liar, Liar" with Jim Carrey) and can't hold their tongue about anything.
Paul writes in Philippians 4:8, "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Before you speak - before you put something on Twitter, Facebook, Think.
The Bible says in Proverbs 21:23, "If you want to stay out of trouble be careful what you say."
Some people think nothing of sharing their opinions and feelings about anything with everyone.
That will get you in trouble every time.
People say, "Well that is just the way I feel."
And you want to say, "Well, why don't you go somewhere else and feel that way."
Gang, let's think today before we speak.
T - Is it true?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary (some things are not necessarily wrong - some things just aren't necessary)
K - is it kind?
Challenging words for a Tuesday.