Last year, I didn’t celebrate Lent, it just wasn’t in me. This year, I’ve decided to give up commenting on social media This came to me where all good ideas come to me, on the potty. Why give up commenting? Several verses come to mind,

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

James 1:12

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 13:3

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:29

Making snarky or sarcastic comments is my Olympic Sport. I can usually choose the right Meme, Gif or offer a few choice words, not sinful, but probably unnecessary. This time of “Giving Up” is both sacrifice and a discipline for me.

I love words, they’re powerful.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

And because of the power of my words, I will choose to limit them for the next 40 days on every social media platform.

Rather than comment, I’ll sit back and think or pray or enjoy someone’s observation without having to offer my own.

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