Say Something Nice!

June 29, 2007

My latest column came out today in the June issue of the BGCM E-Message, the free monthly email newsletter of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri. It is entitled "Say Something Nice!" In it I continue some thoughts about "Say Something Nice Sunday" that I posted about here a few weeks ago. Here are a couple of excerpts from the column:

It is long past time for the rhetoric to be toned down and for all Christians to be nice to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us work on being nicer to each other. Let us work on cooperating together for the sake of the Gospel. And let us focus on sharing the love of Jesus instead of being distracted by petty fights, legal conflicts, or power struggles.

Most kids have probably been told, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." That is actually pretty good advice for adults as well. Too often we cause unnecessary conflict and pain by opening our mouths.
Hopefully, more Christians will start cleaning up their rhetoric.