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Lorem Ipsum Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Lorem Ipsum

Our commitment to Christ should show in our deportment and speech.

At a Glance

Lorem Ipsum is the name for dummy text used in the printing and publishing industry as a placeholder on a page where it is later replaced with actual written content. This practice reminds us of some scriptural advice about our conversation and the words that come out of our mouths.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Just Say Yes to Bacon," August 13, 2000, at

"I first met Lorem Ipsum," said an employee for a textbook company, "when I went to work for a publishing company. In fact, I saw Lorem almost every day. But despite spending so much time together, I never got to know Lorem well because he never had anything to say."

Hearing that, some of you may be picturing our acquaintance working beside a tight-lipped colleague, and you might be wondering how someone could go to work day after day without ever saying anything at all and still retain the job. But, in fact, it was Ipsum's very absence of speech that made Ipsum so...

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