Monday, May 30, 2011
SOAP: Week 8 - Sirach
SOAP: Scripture verse, Observation, Application, and Prayer.
S - "A kind mouth multiplies friends, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings." (Sirach 6: 5)
O - It is so important to build each other up with encouragement. Have you ever met someone who likes to throw little daggers into their conversations? I guess it is an attempt to belittle someone or make themselves look the better. This form of communication is a 'red flag' to rely on a someone else who respects others. This is why it is so important to reach out and give encouragement to others rather than putting them down.
A - Greet others with a friendly hello, good morning, or smile. Be thankful for your friendships and words of compassion will flow through your veins as you communicate. This is why I like to write about what I am thankful for during the week on this blog. It is a great way to build up and encourage with gracious attitudes to have about life.
P - I pray that strong friendships can flourish in all our countries virtuous communities so that encouragement is fostered which builds confidence and trust.