Christian healing

Healing happens! I wanted a place to share the sweet stories of God's grace and power that people send to me. Lift up your heart with joy to the Lord! Rejoice, be glad, and praise God's wonderful works to the children of men.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

$20 fine for profanity or moral courage

Swear in Middleborough , Mass in a public place and it could cost you $20.  Maybe the residents who voted for cleaning up language wanted the verbal litter cleaned out of their parks along with the rest of the trash.  Small price to pay.  On the other hand, I have no problem confronting strangers whose language is uncensored and crude.  Usually one startled look and a raised eyebrow is all it takes for an apology.  Once or twice I've gone to phase 2 and hushed the self-absorbed potty mouth.  Maybe ordinary folks in Middleborough need moral courage instead of a police person.  It takes courage to stand in front of God and a stranger, to risk human reaction and stop a sin.  Swearing is a sin and sometimes not a mild one.

Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, do not swear at all....

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