Taming the Tongue
The average adult female tongue weighs just 60 grams, the average adult male tongue 70g, in other words about 1/1000th of our body weight. Yet, the impact of the tongue is enormous. The power of our tongues, for good or for for ill, is grossly disproportionate to the size of our tongues. James also reminds us in James 3 that,
…no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
As Christians taming our tongues is an imperative, yet, James suggests it is impossible! What wisdom does James provide as to how we might do that which we are called to do, even though it seems impossible?