Scripture for the day is Proverbs 16:28

28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip separates close friends.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, help me to be honest with myself about the divisiveness of my words. I tell myself that I’m just speaking up for the truth, but lay bare my motives so I can see when I am really only trying to make myself look good. That happens far more often than I dare to think. Amen.