While thinking over this power--I was even confronted with a living example. Here is the bottom line of what I concluded---we may say something in total innocence---with not one negative thought or intention--BUT because of the life experiences of someone that we are speaking to---they are stricken---even paralyzed speechless because of what we have said. This has left me pondering what have I said--quite innocently--that caused another pain?
We all desire to be blessed-----and our words are usually the only means we have to bless those that are dear to us. So I will chose my words carefully --hopefully---and listen to what is said to me without the cloud of the past.