Language for edification

Ran across this in a friend’s blog:

Ephesians 4:29: “No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear.”

(Via USCCB.)

I post this here as I can be rather profane in my personal speech, and aside from offending and hurting my wife, this also makes me somewhat of a hypocrite. I know that we all basically are, but just the same: if we profess the Gospel in word and deed, the same mouth that utters the Gospel should not also have filth spring forth from it. We should care that a lot of what issues forth from our lips should not cause people to doubt the truth or sincerity of the things we mean to say to assist people in their conversion.

This relates to the scope of this blog inasmuch as we alcoholics have many character defects to eliminate, some tougher and more durable than others. We must persevere in ridding ourselves of them, by whatever means we have at our disposal.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"