Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

This quote was seen in a book called “Guard Your Tongue” – The book was written by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin and it is based on the laws of lashon harah by the Chafetz Chaim z”l.
Do we realize how much power we have in our mouths? We are taught that our tongue is stronger than a sword. A sword can only kill someone who is close by, but our tongues have the power to kill someone who is far away. Chazal explain that embarrassing someone in public is tantamount to killing someone. On the positive side, if we use our tongues properly we have the power to connect, build, and give life. We can connect to our Creator with prayer. We can build relationships with a simple Thank You and we can give life by giving a good word to someone who looks depressed.

Have a good day!

 

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