“The Taming of the Tongue” – James 3:1-12
Pentecost 17 – September 16, 2018
Common thread in readings: tongue
OT – instructed tongue
Epistle – is a fire, corrupts; curses & blesses
Gospel – the boy was mute – no tongue!!
Tongue lashing (usually accompanies a finger wagging).
What can we use our words / tongues for? Words that bless, encourage, build up.
Jesus’ tongue / words – sustains, blesses, forgives.