Editor, The Commercial:

Editor, The Commercial:

The tongue is one of the most deadly weapons on the face of the earth. They say itís not what goes into the mouth that is filthy, but rather what comes out. It leads to destruction, and I see it in the letters to the editor.

Every word we speak will either do good or bad; it will help or will hinder; it creates joy or suffering; it will build up or tear down, encourage or discourage.

There is a lot of power in the tongue. When we speak, it tells the world what kind of person we are, for those things we speak comes from our hearts.

If we donít change our bad attitudes, it wonít matter who is mayor, police chief or anyone else in authority. It wonít matter about color or gender. Selfish and self-centered attitudes are tearing this town apart.

We have failed to obey the two most important commandments: Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul and mind, and Love one another.

Without love, we are nothing. Without love, everything we say and do will be meaningless.

I canít change the world (by myself), and neither can you. I canít change you, and you canít change me. But look into a mirror and see the one you can change: yourself.

Instead of pointing fingers, blaming and criticizing others and stirring up strife, we should be cleaning up around our own back door. Be honest and truthful with yourself.

The truth hurts, but it also heals. We donít always want to accept the truth about ourselves. Nothing will change until we do.

When we start loving others as much as we love ourselves, then you will save yourself and Pine Bluff.

Brenda Knox

Pine Bluff