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Editorial
Words can indeed hurt us Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 08, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is an old adage many of us have heard. It means that someone can hurt another by physical force, but not by insults.

In the Bible, we find Jesus encouraged his followers to “turn the other cheek.” In the Sermon on the Mount, he urged them to respond to injury without revenge and allowing more injury to occur.

Still, I don’t agree with the “sticks and stones” adage, because words can indeed hurt people. These days, many use words to bully others.

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