Interesting, isn't it? I had always thought of curses as having a life of their own once they left your mouth. But it appears that they don't. Of course, if I had stopped to thing about it, Proverbs says as much, "Like a darting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so an undeserved curse never arrives." (Prov 26:2 CEB) NIV has "an undeserved curse does not come to rest" and the NRSV has "an undeserved curse goes nowhere."
Perhaps a part of my theology should be reexamined—ok, not perhaps! It definitely should : )
And what does that do a good bit of "word of faith" theology? They have an almost magical view of words—be they curses or blessings....