While you can delete a tweet, spoken words are heard immediately and remembered forever. You may be in an awkward relationship at the moment because of this. Remember those tongue depressors at the doctor’s office? It’s difficult to talk and equally difficult to hear with one in your mouth. Before you speak discouraging or criticizing words, put a “tongue depressor” in your mouth and remember that God loves them.
And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
~ James 3:6 [NLT]