When I was young, I wanted to be a cowboy,
and then I wanted to be Superman.
And then I wanted to wear my cowboy boots over my Superman costume,
and be Cowman…
Well I am a cow, man,
all of my fantasies about my wife to be are based upon things I should have never seen
(said all our fantasies about our wives to be are based on positions that should have never been…)
Idolized by our eyes – worshipped as though they gave us life,
but that’s the nature of the beast,
and he still squirms next to wisdom as she screams,
clawing for me on the streets.
I love the poetry of these verses.
J. Lee Grady shares how he honestly never thought he’d see the day when Christians would justify swearing.
I have advocated for and will always espouse purity of tongue in the Church, and a curse is not just a few naughty words. When we tear down our friends and our enemies with derisive and cruel words, those are curses as well. In an older time, we would have said that speaking such harsh words toward another would be “heaping curses on” or just “cursing” them.
What we say matters. Because God first loved us, we can and must love others, and we have to show this in every aspect of our lives. Often times our words are the first impressions that others get of us. Let us be representative of the King in our thoughts, actions, and words.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Growing up in protestant churches, mainly non-denominational, this is something that i’ve noticed from a very young age, and it’s a problem. One of the biggest parts of worship is praises and singing, and so many churches just can’t figure out how to get their congregations to sing.