The Signal of Swearing

After publishing my last post I Swear, I realized that cursing is like a little warning flag about the state of my heart. When I find a foul word on the tip of my tongue, I should evaluate what's going on inside of me. Jesus said, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks," (Luke 6:45). While I still aim to be rid of the habit one day, in the meantime I can use the impulse as a signal to myself to strive for love and grace in whatever situation that's frustrating me.