“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” ~Proverbs 12:18 There are times when strong words are necessary. Words can shore us up, change our thinking, and support and strengthen our resolve. But, sharp harsh words are piercing, they wound, bringing nothing but pain. Have you heard the old expression, “soul weary and heart sore”? This well describes the bruising of our spirits and the weariness of our souls. The weight of the world and challenges of life often enough weigh heavy on our hearts and minds. Callous, thoughtless, hurtful words add.