A: The tongue.
I once lost a Trivial Pursuit game because of that question. I even did a little Google research afterward to make sure I hadn’t been cheated out of a win. (I found it on Wikipedia so it must be true.)
But I was surprised by something else my search revealed. Up popped a slew of Bible-y warnings about the power of that seemingly innocuous pink flap of flesh.
Drum roll, please. Here’s the absolute #1 most popular Bible verse in the history of the universe.
You learned it in Sunday School. You’ve seen it on banners at sporting events. Maybe you’ve even got it tattooed on your biceps.
Here’s VERSE #2:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
Many of God’s biggest mysteries are packed into this beautiful little verse. Let’s try and unpack ’em a bit.
Here’s VERSE #3, straight from the mouth of Jesus:
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
Here’s VERSE #4:
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20a)
Here’s VERSE #5:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Everybody sins and falls short of God’s glory. You. Me. EVERYBODY.