They are creative, sustaining and upholding everything. In addition to being released vocally, words of course are also represented in writing and print.
Whether in oral tradition, on a page, or on a screen, words turn thought into language. And language conveys substance, intention and force. Our English word for “word” comes from the Latin verbum, giving us verb and verbal – words create action and movement.
“Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
– Roman centurion, by word of messenger, to Jesus
Publicare from the Latin means “to make public.” Publish in the English comes from this word. I believe we are always “publishing,” going public, radiating our influence in our world.
And so I’m challenged to place great value upon my thoughts, words, and language … realizing that my life and my world respond to my influence.