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Simple Words

September 2, 2017

“Tubman is the third Methodist, after Ulysses Grant and William McKinley, to appear on USA currency.
“All three were known for simple words, plain manners and tenacious lives of action and duty.”
[— Mark Tooley, writing at https://juicyecumenism.com/2016/04/21/harriet-tubman-methodist/%5D

As someone else said about simple words,

“Don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions.

“You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning it.

“You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace.

“In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true.

“Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no.’

“When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong.”

Jesus said that. In Matthew 5:33-37.

 

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