The Common Good

Salty Speech

Date: March 26, 2014

For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.—Galatians 5:14-15 TNIV
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.—Colossians 4:6 TNIV

Several years ago, in response to heated political rhetoric in Washington,Sojourners invited Christians to sign a pledge of peace and civility. I signed that pledge and invite you to savor the selected quotations for yourself: 
"We commit that our dialogue with each other will reflect the spirit of the Scriptures, which tell us, in relating to each other, to be ‘quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry'" (James 1:19).