It was many years ago, when stagecoaches still ran, that an excellent old clergyman, who had a keen observation of the world, was traveling on the top of a coach. It was cold, wintry weather, and coachman, who called himself a Christian, as he drove his horses rapidly, poured forth such a volley of oaths and foul language as to shock all his passengers. The old clergyman who was sitting close to him, said nothing, but fixed his piercing blue eyes upon him with a look of extreme wonder and astonishment. at last the coachman became uneasy, and, turning round to him, said, “What makes you look at me, Sir, in that way?” The clergyman said, with his eyes fixed upon him, “I cannot imagine what you will do in heaven! There are no horses, or coaches, or bridles, or public-houses in heaven. There will be none to swear at, or to whom you could use foul language. I cannot think what you will do if you get to heaven!”
A good reminder to use our tongues only to edify and encourage; as Christ said, “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’, and your ‘no’, ‘no‘.