The tongue can do a world of good ‘but it can also do a world of evil’. A word of strife can break a heart, ruin a trip, break up a family or ruin friendships. . . The Apostle Peter summed it up beautifully when he said: “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.” (1 Peter 3:10)

Men wore suits of armor in the eleventh century, and the weight chafed their shoulders. A tailor designed a padded coat to wear under the armor. Because it was smaller, it was called a petty coat. But over the years the petticoat assumed its modern character.

Life has a way of chafing us. The ways of life for some are very hard, and the chafing experiences bruise and bleed. The journey is a ceaseless matter of pain. It’s the privilege of Christians to tailor a petticoat of kind words and gracious deeds.

Let’s do it!……………