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‘Our speech should aim for building others up’

Words matter, but we’re drowning in them – websites, books, conversations, songs, magazines, social media, news.

Matthew Mason

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Some words are deeply damaging – speech used to lie, exaggerate, promote division, seek power, demean opponents. Many words are trivial. Can any of us remember what we saw on social media today? Some words are good and true. But in the flood of words, it can be hard to tell what’s true and false, and even true speech is easily washed away.