In South Korea some people are getting operations on their tongue, but not for a true medical reason. They are getting the operations so that they can say their L and R sounds like an American. This ability is greatly prized in the business world is South Korea. The procedure involves snipping the thin tissue under the tongue, making it longer and nimbler. Some of us need an operation on our tongues and it has nothing to do with the L and R sound. Some of us need to let the Lord operate on our tongues so we will say only that which edifies, or even at times to say nothing at all.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.