Is anythings so selfish as holding to oneself words of love and forgiveness, gentleness and kindness, when the sharing of those words could feed, nurture, and even save another? Speech is a gift from God, and we are to use our gifts for the glory of God. Does not encouraging the disheartened, supporting the weary, bringing joy and hope to the downcast glorify God? To state high and holy motives, and blow gently on the embers of faith, do these acts not warm the cold altars of the heart? Strive not to keep your thoughts and your words to yourself, but to share these things — and God will be in your speaking.