Recently, The New York times sent out an email blast to 8.6 million subscribers asking them to reconsider canceling their home delivery subscriptions. However, the email was only supposed to go to the 300 or so subscribers who had requested that their subscription be cancelled.

After an hour of confusion, misinformation, and mistakes, the corporate communication department sprang into action. They didn’t make excuses or hide from the story; they simply said, “Our earlier communication was a mistake.”

As I thought about that story, I thought how much better off we would be in times when we say something wrong if we responded like that communications department. Just say, “What I just said was wrong! And I’m sorry!”

In Proverbs, Solomon said our words are powerful and can be either good or bad. He said, “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Proverbs 12:18). So as you consider your words today don’t let them be reckless, but instead let them be wise and bring healing to all who hear them.

Have a Blessed Day!