Gossip, Gossip, Gossip, everywhere...
I'm quite sure you have been a subject of gossip... I have, even celebrities. You know how hurtful it is, right?
Gossip has no respect for justice, it breaks hearts and ruins lives. It is cunning, malicious and gathers strength with age.
The more it is quoted, the more it is believed. It flourishes at every level of society.
Its victims are helpless, they cannot protect themselves against it because it has no face. To track it down is impossible.
The harder you try, the more elusive it becomes.
It is nobody's friend, once it tarnishes a reputation, it is never the same. It topples governments and wrecks marriages...even relationships.
It ruins careers and causes sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion. It spawns suspicion and generates grief.
It makes innocent people cry in their pillows, .even its name hisses....it is called GOSSIP!
Office gossip, Shop gossip, Party gossip, Telephone gossip, it makes headlines and headaches.
REMEMBER, before you repeat a story, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?? If not, do not repeat it. Read Ray Ortlund's view on gossip.
And I ask: What would life has been like without gossip? A train without a rail? Please leave your comments below.
I wish us all fruitful, rewarding, and gossip-free week ahead!
Off to church!