Scripture for the day is  Proverbs 26:18-19

Like a maniac shooting
    flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I have painful memories of thoughtless words that were like knives that cut. You are so exquisitely careful with words and with hearts. Help me to remember the infinite worth of every human soul as I speak. Amen.