“… When we speak disparagingly about other people…the words being spoken are broken, coming from human beings who are themselves broken.
…When you are in touch with your humaneness, your words carry a ring of majesty and dignity to them.
To be human is to emulate the Divine who created the universe through words. We too have the power to create worlds, embrace souls and heal hearts through words. Each word we use can be a conduit for love and for blessings.
But when we are scared of being human…we resort to malicious talk that defames and degrades other people. In our desperate need to feel better about ourselves…we cut down others.
…G-d created the world through words and He gave us the power to destroy it through words. When we employ that power, we ourselves also feel broken.”