Went to bed last night, lights out, and the burglar alarm went off. The control panel said ‘Intruder in Kitchen’. All doors and windows were shut and locked. ??? Then spotted a large spider walking across the kitchen floor. It was duly deposited in the garden. It is nice to know that the sensor is sensitive enough that it can even pick up a spider walking across the floor. It wasn’t really welcome here, but calling it an ‘intruder’ seems a bit of an exaggeration. How often does our language drift into exaggeration, with words and phrases used that are not really appropriate, and how many problems do they cause?
Lord, help us to think before we speak, and remember how hard it is to repair the damage caused by ill-considered words or phrases