Daily Reminder on Language: #17 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to and about others.

“Do not use profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, and do not tell jokes or stories about immoral actions. These are offensive to God.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will not use profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures. I will not tell jokes or stories about immoral actions.

“Making the varsity basketball team in junior high school was probably the most exciting athletic achievement of my life. Just being part of the team and working out with the other players was a thrill.

“I still remember what happened one day during a practice session. One of our teammates missed a pass. Then, a few minutes later, he made another error. This time he swore, and our coach heard him.

“Now, Coach Fishburn was the most outstanding man I had ever met. He was bright, and he knew basketball and young men. After the practice, the coach called us together to talk about our practice. And he brought up the subject of profanity. “A good athlete never needs to swear,” he said. “Swearing only cheapens the athlete and makes him look weak. Men of greatness have no need for foul language—it only makes them look small in the eyes of other people.”” – Profanity by Robert K. Dellenbach

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”

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