The word eulogy comes from two Greek words – Eu (Good) and logos (word). When you or I give a eulogy, we bless another with good words. In our modern culture we tend to reserve this speech for eulogizing someone after they’re gone. Can you imagine the community where we blessed our family, friends, clients, and worthy competitors with a good word while they were here.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is another lie we were told as kids. Words matter. Words fracture relationships between loved ones. Words create enemies. Words divide countries and communities of all kinds. Words have the power to break us down and build us up, right. So, here’s a question – why wait to share a good word until the dude’s dead? Why wait to bless a brother, sister, father, or mother? Why wait to bless a neighbor, nephew, or niece? Why wait to give a good word to a stranger, strong woman, or weak man? Why wait to give a eulogy?
Jesus was right, it is more blessed to give than to receive. Give a good word today. Keep giving good words. Give and take care are good words. Give more than you take. Blessings.
Live hard. Love harder. Give a good word…