Word Power

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Do we really believe that words have such little power?

I now pronounce you husband and wife.

We find the defendant guilty.

This child is declared adopted for life by the petitioners.

The state of war between the United States and the Government of Germany is hereby formally declared.

You disgust me.

I love you.

I hate you.

I’m sorry.

Let there be light.

Your sins are forgiven.

It is finished.

Words have no power?