Stinging Remarks

“No one heals himself by wounding another.”

-St. Ambrose

In the heat of the argument that stinging remark can feel so satisfying to let loose.

It might scratch the itch in the moment... but it’s never worth it.

We end up doing ourselves FAR MORE harm than the other person. We’ve now separated ourselves from both the target and God.

Which is so foolish, because I’ve yet to find the temporary satisfaction from any stinging remark worth the risk of being in mortal sin.

Let’s be cautious with our words. They can bring both life and death to others AND ourselves!