Words can hurt so deeply. There are times when I have been too sensitive to what other people say. I want to heed Solomon’s advice in Ecclesiastes.
21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
or you may hear your servant cursing you-
22 for you know in your heart
that many times you yourself have cursed others. Ecclesiastes 7
He’s right. I have said bad things about others and meant no harm. I may just spout off thinking something is witty or fits with the moment. Sometimes I am hurt or frustrated. I would prefer not to hear what others say of me when they are under pressure.
I resolve to not pay attention to everything people say.