At 11:25 pm last night, Andrew Breitbart tweeted an explanation and conditional apology for an earlier derogatory comment to the tweetee.
Some five minutes later, he wound down a face-to-face conversation with a stranger.
By 12:19 this morning, Andrew Breitbart’s time on Earth wound down and he left his body behind in a hospital.
I learned about Mr. Breitbart’s death on Drudge this morning.
I read his last tweet.
And I thought again about the importance of guarding every word.
Even if my unkind word isn’t my last, it goes on my account.
Even if my unwholesome statement isn’t my last, it is on record.
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).
This isn’t about piling on a dead man. This is about a reminder to me about my life and my speech.
May Andrew’s wife and children find comfort in the Heavenly Father.