A Loyal Friend – Part II

This is the second part of my blog about “Loyalty”.

The truth is, gossip is so easy to slip into. We all fail in this area at times, I’m afraid. And the hard truth is, as we spend time together in certain social circles, we become intimately aware of each others weaknesses and failures. If you don’t believe this is the natural course of friendships in the world, just watch the next entry of “Desperate Housewives”.

I think the problem comes when we stop seeking to speak the best about the absent member of the group, clique, or church, and begin to enjoy the meaty morsels of the latest “dirty laundry” instead of praying for that person or people.

IF WE DON’T PRAY FOR EACH OTHER, WE WILL SURELY PREY ON EACH OTHER.

Some groups require that you gossip in order to continue being part of them. They will cease inviting you if you are not a partaker. Guess what, whoever is absent is probably going to be one of the topics of discussion.

Some people feel empowered by tearing down others. I must confess… I think such people are arrogant bullies that need to be taught a lesson on respect.

Have you betrayed a friend lately? Why not make it right, and at the least, change the subject next time the gossip crew gets things going.

Think about it.

submitted for your approval

Jeff

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2 thoughts on “A Loyal Friend – Part II

  1. I agree with this wholeheartedly. All it takes is one time being the person gossiped about to feel the hurt and to turn your own mindset around to not be involved in that again. God has called us to love one another. You won’t find scriptural reference in favor of gossiping or cutting others down. On the contrary you will find plenty to backup your efforts to build each other up, encourage, and motivate others forward. Most gossip is done out of assumption and not out of verification. Thanks for posting this. Keep it coming.

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