Words are important. Without them our actions lose meaning. And without
meaning we cannot live. Words can offer perspective, insight, understanding,
and vision. Words can bring consolation, comfort, encouragement and hope. Words
can take away fear, isolation, shame, and guilt. Words can reconcile, unite,
forgive, and heal. Words can bring peace and joy, inner freedom and deep
gratitude. Words, in short, can carry love on their wings. A word of love can
be the greatest act of love. That is because when our words become flesh in our
own lives and the lives of others, we can change the world.
Jesus is the word made flesh. In him speaking and
acting were one.