Last week we observed one of the tangible ways that we as God’s people are to be bringing a taste of heaven to earth – we are to thankful, overflowing with gratitude. Another way in which the Church is to be a taste of heaven on earth is in the use of our tongues – the way in which we speak to and about one another. We are familiar with Paul’s exhortation to the Colossians: “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” But perhaps it is valuable to ask another question that we less frequently reflect upon – why speak this way? What is the rationale for kingdom language? Communal language?