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from Wikimedia Commons

from Wikimedia Commons

Behold a life coach’s pep talk: Ephesians 4:17-32

While our contemporary politicians fight to enhance the right to insult and offend, the writer to the Ephesians appeals to those practices and behaviours that enhance our life together. If there’s a handle to grab, in this wall of text, you can do no worse with this one: Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. (v29 NRSV)

Imagine if Hansard was remarkable for this fact alone!