Pick Seven Words- Only Seven

         Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another

unless language is reduced to seven words.

What would your seven words be?

I understand the power of words to diffuse evil and banish lies. So if I could only chose seven words to express myself to the world, they would have to be clear, concise words, words that would convey..


Life not death and

Joy not despair.

Words that would bless, not curse,

ushering in hope and not crushing the reader with despair.

I would need words that pierce a mind with light, triggering understanding and wisdom not words of sophistry to summon darkness or confusion.

Perhaps only one word, the Word made Flesh sums up all I would want to say.. .Jesus.

So my seven words would be life, light, understanding, joy, bless, hope, Jesus.


About melanie jean juneau

Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.

4 comments on “Pick Seven Words- Only Seven

  1. Good words and the explanations too 🙂

  2. My words would be: Hello, will you be my friend. Please.

  3. “Who are you AND who am I?” would be my seven.

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