Is there a place for using a potty-mouth in prayer? You know, profanity, swearing. In a moment of angst, and no other word will do, is it okay for followers of Jesus to let fly with the nasty four-letter words?
Depends on the word?
As long as you conjugate them properly?
What’s your take on DeMello’s short story below?
The Master held that no words were bad if they were used in an appropriate context. When he was told that one of his disciples was given to swearing, he remarked, “Profanity has been known to offer spiritual relief denied to prayer.”
- Anthony DeMello, One Minute Wisdom
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