Last week, I posted a message about watching our tongue especially when it involves our freedom of speech. Yet once again, another recent expression posted on YouTube is causing global mass hysteria and putting so many innocent lives in jeopardy. By now, everyone has heard about the YouTube movie that has Middle East regions in an uproar.
The one thing we fail to realize when expressing our opinions on certain international topics is that many citizens of other countries do not have the luxury of experiencing a smidgen of the freedoms we are afforded in the United States. While our freedom of speech is a wonderful thing for all citizens in this country, we still must be mindful, accountable and responsible for our words and actions. If we are not careful of what we say, how we say it and making spews of criticism and hatred publicized in some of the most despicable ways, we will be putting the safety of our families, our country and innocent people around the world in the most unimaginable danger!
“Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.”
– James 3:5-6