Have you ever tried to put toothpaste back in the tube? If so, then you know it’s a hopeless endeavor. Once it’s out, it’s out. The damage is done.
Hurtful words are like that too. Once said, we can’t take them back.
Oh, we might try to make excuses. But excuses don’t work.
“You know I say things I don’t mean when I’m angry.”
“I was just kidding.”
“What’s the big deal? You’re too sensitive!”
“My father said the same thing to me.”