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Sunday, March 15 2020
But You Ain’t Heard It From Me!
“He who excuses himself, accuses himself”
This is a line I learned in grade school that has always rung true. People who gossip alway tell on themselves by being the first to say, “It wasn’t me!” or “Isn’t it too bad some folks need to talk behind others’ backs!” If you didn’t say it, if you don’t agree or condone it, why would you feel the need to say anything?
The bible says that gossip is wrong, it is sinful...yet the biggest gossipers a church-going people. Will they ever be anyone that can even begin to live up to their standards. I saw a friend comment about gossip on social media...and the first comment received was from someone I know has gossiped! Now, maybe they have convinced themselves that it’s not gossip if you say it or ask it in a non-threatening and innocent way, like - “Oh, isn’t that Mr. So-n-so’s wife over there with that man? I think I’ve seen him with Sis Such-n-such a few times too.” Innocent, I think not! Then somewhere down the road, it may be confirmed that some kind of affair has happened, and suddenly the well meaning non-gossiper is saying, “I always knew he or she was ‘that way’, but who am I to say anything?”
Don’t get me wrong....I think everyone enjoys some juicy gossip every now and then....but there has to be a point in which you can politely exit the conversation or even better, put an end to it.
It’s like bullying. You see it but stay out of it unless it’s happening to you.
Just remember, it eventually will.
friendship? See where your own horizon is, and stop letting your sun fall below it.
Minister Cheryl Moore