What can I answer to thee, I who have spoken so freely, that is, so indiscreetly, and so foolishly? I shall put mine hand upon my mouth.
(Job 40:4 WYC)
Think of times when you have ‘sounded off’ and been too insistent about something – only to regret later what you have said. It’s not so easy to withdraw words once we have spoken them – in fact it can be altogether too much like trying to gather up confetti that has scattered to the wind. There are definitely times when it is best to say less – or even nothing at all. Continue reading