Author’s Commentary: In this episode of Andy Griffith, Malcolm is a visitor from England and ends up getting himself in a bit of trouble while on his Holiday in Mayberry. Malcolm introduces the Taylor household to a little bit of gracious living while Aunt Bea is out of town. The one scene that caught my attention most: Malcolm overhears Andy making a comment to Barney on the front porch as he was retrieving Opie’s glass of milk which was sitting on a table by the front window. The “sharp words” Andy makes falls on the ears of Malcom which in turn really hurt Malcolm feelings causing him to quickly leave the next morning. When Andy discovers that Malcolm overheard the conversation he sets off to go look for Malcolm. Sometimes a forgiveness comes in unspoken words and by action only and this is the observation I made at the end of the show! Malcolm forgave and Andy in Andy’s way apologized. How much stronger of a witness it is when the offense and forgiveness is done in word and action as opposed to unspoken and action only?
James 3:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
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