Ta da… drum roll! It’s the Day 5, Blogger Challenge Question:
If you had to eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, what would it be?
If it were possible to make the meaning and action of a word disappear, just by eliminating that word from human vocabulary, I would choose…
With this one word, the serpent hissed his lies into our world and stole blessing right out from under us, put a hole in our roof, and left us vulnerable to every tempest of untruth.
With this word, well-meaning, educated television interviewers (like one I watched last week) can goad another well-meaning actor into giving their viewpoint on a controversial subject, literally force him to answer… then listen to that actor’s gentle, respectful but honest-to-his-core-values reply and hear something not said or done. Not at all. I know this from only a few days later… for when I heard this same interviewer refer to that actor’s utterly calm statements of his own belief as inflammatory…while at the same time trying to get a political candidate to make his own inflammatory remarks…I could only gape.
Deception. Sometimes it is so insidious that even the perpetrator does not recognize it…
If deception could be removed not only from our vocabulary…but from our hearts and minds… how much more room there would be to receive words of joy. Light-filled words from the Author of Love.
Hope would never be crushed. Dreams would always soar.
And maybe...just maybe…we’d have more of Heaven on earth.
© Pam Depoyan
It’s been a fun week blogging to answer Words Matter 2012!
Hope you’ve enjoyed it too! 🙂