I was conversing with a friend about speaking the truth and watching what came out of our mouth, when he made a comment that was so original, to me anyway, that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. He said, “I happen to believe that God’s mouth is on your face.”
On a mortal level, the comment was preposterous. All kinds of curses, anger, ire, envy, resentment, and despair flow out of many people’s mouths every day. But on a spiritual level, it made perfect sense.
Man is God’s image. Man reflects the presence of God. So, if God has a mouth, then man reflects the mouth of God. The mouth “on the face of man,” is God’s mouth. They are one and the same.
His statement was humbling. As a Christian Scientist, I pray daily to identify with God, to see myself the way God made me, and to live what God expects of me. If, in spiritual truth, my mouth is God’s mouth, then it would be a daily prayer to ensure only God’s point of view flowed out of my mouth. Wow! I think I have some improvements to make.
What’s coming out of your mouth today?