A Japanese businessman, Masara Emoto did something strange with two glasses of water. At the one he swore and shouted words of anger like “I hate you”, at the other he spoke gentle words of love and grace, like “I love you”. Then he froze the two and studied the formations of the crystals that formed in both.
The one looked ugly and demented, the other beautiful like snowflakes.
When you Google his name, you’ll find arguments against his findings.
“Not scientific enough.” “The man is a hoax.” “What does he know?”
Maybe all true, in a modernistic way of looking at life.
But there is a Truth behind his finding as old as life itself.
Words create reality.
Way before Emoto, a Jewish Rabbi said that the tongue is the most toxic thing on earth. To call a man an idiot is to commit a murder. Words can kill.
But words can also heal.
The beginning of the story of God as told by an ancient farmer in the book Genesis happens with words of Life being spoken. When God speaks, Life happens.
Millennia’s later Jesus told his friends to listen and obey his words.
It was words of love.
According to one of his close friends, all Jesus had to say was this:
“Love each other.”
It starts with words.