In the book, The Concise History Of The Crusades, by Thomas Madden, he details how the Christian warriors would overtake a Muslim city.
Once inside the city walls, one of the first things to do would be to poison the wells and water supply.
What once was a source of life would then be certain death.
Life and death cannot come from the same well.
Darkness and light cannot go exist.
The darkness can only remain as a shadow or transitioning degree of light.
You, nor I, can encourage someone else with discouraging words.
You, nor I, can lift another up as you are tearing them down.
You nor I can help mend a broken life, as we are tearing it apart.
It’s either up or down.
In or out.
Negative or positive.
Love or hate.
Life or death.
Because you are going to be the deliverer and the receiver of one or the other.
“Sometimes it praises our heavenly Father, and sometimes it breaks out into curses against men who are made like God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Dear brothers, surely this is not right!” James 3:9 (TLB)
Be a well of life.