That is the politically correct way of saying that I am "short."  Some people are economically marginalized--politically correct way of saying "poor".  Are you cerebrally challenged?--politically correct way of saying "not so smart" (I cannot use the word stupid because Jan says that is a bad word).  Political correctness has given us a whole new language.

Words, and how we use those words, have become political weapons to be used on one another.  In one particular political debate, one candidate rallied the crowd by setting up his opponent.  The smooth politician said, "There are hundreds of ways to make money, but only one way is honest."

His opponent replied sarcastically, "And what way is that?"

"Aha!" gloated the victorious candidate, "I knew you wouldn't know."

Words spoken can be very destructive, as well as constructive.  Words can bring pain, as well as healing.  Words can be false, as well as truth.  Many times, in life we are called upon to look into the eyes of hurting people and listen to their words.  The difficult part is who to believe.  The line between truth and untruth has become very chaotic.  More and more we are being asked to believe untruths, and to ignore truths, plunging us into the uncertain realm of trust.  Who can we trust?  Who should we trust?  Can we trust anybody at all?  These are all questions often raised by well-meaning individuals who are seeking truth.

This all become complex when the one saying the words also declares himself, or herself, to be a follower of Christ.  It would be important to point out at this point that not all who use the word Christian to describe themselves are actually followers of Christ.  For a follower of Christ words mean something.  Jesus specifically taught His own disciples to "let their yes, be yes, and their no, no."  We are to guard the truth with every word we speak.  Just because it appears in social media does not mean it is the truth.  Sometimes it is best to fact check before we repeat or forward.  Just because we want it to be true does not necessarily make it true.

Remember the statement in the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus reminded us to be honest with our words..."let your yes by yes and your no, no."

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