I am still reading in the book Speaking from the Heart. Here are some thoughts from reading this weekend…..
Who is this who seems so interested in everyone’s everything, who knows all the juicy details to all the lives around them. Giving and spreading bits and pieces of taste morsels here and there and everywhere. Spreading tales of every persons sorted ways, trials and tribulations– BUSYBODY!!
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.
Who is this who thinks they are so wonderful to have such privileged knowledge. Walking by others with the “I AM IN THE KNOW” look because I hang with so and so. Just to prove that they are so grand to be in the inner circle of that one, will drop you a little secret information of private affairs that should only be raised in a prayer closet – WHISPERER!!
A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Who is this that finds just the right moment to cut that other person down by giving you an earful of who that other person “really is!” This is the one who face to face is so kind and gentle see, but behind your back they are out to stab and make a mockery of you, by casting you in a darkened light to throw your reputation in the mud. They say what ever they have to say so that the one hearing feels the same way they do about you. – SLANDERER!!
The words of a whisperer or slanderer are like dainty morsels or words of sport [to some, but to others are like deadly wounds]; and they go down into the innermost parts of the body [or of the victim’s nature].
These are the THREE SISTER’s …Three cords that wrap real tight….the braid they are creating is GOSSIP!!
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Father, May I refrain my tongue from being of use to these three sisters of Gossip. May I put LOVE on my tongue and ears by not being a part of gossip’s wood for the flame.