It was a morning like any other. Piping hot coffee would be the crescendo to a brisk start, right? Until I mistook PAPRIKA for CINNAMON in my coffee. It looked the same, came out the same, but let me tell you… it certainly did NOT taste the same. Morning ruined? Not quite.
Col. 4:6 came to mind and it says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
Having our words seasoned with salt means to offer savory, gracious words to others. Words seasoned with kindness and grace are sweet, like cinnamon in coffee or honey in tea. So remember, friends, when speaking into others (because we don’t just speak TO others), don’t go for the paprika!
Proverbs 16:24; Colossians 4:6; Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 3:14-16; Luke 4:22
©2022 Rachel D. Lyne
Amen! Great word picture! There is nothing sweeter than a mouth of kindness and grace.