How should we talk while using public transport?

“Now we’re on the trolleybus, nobody knows us here, so we can talk about anything…”.

As you can imagine, there is a less than decent discussion, full of gossip, swearing and other immoral things. No, such thinking and attitude towards those around you is not correct. In this article I would like to observe more aspects of the way we talk when we take a trip by public transport.

I don’t know why, but a lot of people think that transport is the right place to gossip. It’s no wonder that these people gossip about everything, starting with the country’s leadership and ending with the tramp or alcoholic sleeping in the middle of the street. If you know someone whose mouth is never silent or you are one of those people, then stop, because those around you do not need the wickedness and darkness from your heart:

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and those things defile the person. (Matthew 15:18 NASB)

To give a solution to this problem I have resorted to the wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes:

Also, do not take seriously all the words which are spoken, so that you do not hear your servant cursing you, for you know that even you have cursed others many times as well. (Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 NASB)

Most of these travelers claim that they are not the first and others are crazier than themselves, but, in fact, they remain parasites, because they parasitize the finest ears, the most innocent minds. Children are the mirror of adults and want to reflect exactly what they see and hear from adults. I’m sorry to say this, but I’ve seen children swearing worse than adults, so much that they can construct whole sentences out of dirty words.

According to the Holy Scriptures it is correct to speak like this:

Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear. (Ephessians 4:29 NASB)

The Bible tells us that a good word is needed at the right time and in the right place. How many times have you talked in the trolleybus about the love of Jesus that builds people up? How many times have you spoken of the truth of God’s Word, which is for the edification of men?

Let’s show that we have common sense not only in discussion with parents, friends or at church, but also when we are in public transport, to bring a transformation in our country.

May God help us do this!

Translated by Liza Bîrlădeanu