Phone tree gossip
Did you hear about the family that had that really bad thing happen? I heard it was the dads fault. Or was it the mom? Either way, poor kids, I heard they haven’t eaten in days. And their dogs.
How quickly a gossip story can grow. How quickly it can change from something to small to a story that could forever tarnish someone’s reputation. Gossip not only spreads stories of people’s private lives but it often does so in the worst ways. Gossip is damaging, hurtful, and just rude. It’s this writers opinion if you have time to talk about someone’s private life, you have to try to and make a positive difference in their life.
No one wants their private life, their pain and suffering to be splattered all over the town. Why do we as people need to be in the know? What is it about gossip that gets so many people fired up? If you want to spread the word about something spread the Gospel instead. Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” I personally love Proverbs 21:23 – “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” I take that as if you don’t talk crap you are less likely to find yourself in the mists of drama. Some people thrive on drama and the suffering of others because it’s a story, it’s more fun, but I say to you, drama means someone is hurting and that’s not bringing glory to God. Proverbs 11:13 – “A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter”..
Be kind to one another. Don’t spread secrets, don’t spreads stories you have no part in. Loose lips sink ships.