COPING WITH SLANDERS & TOXIC GOSSIPS

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LET OUR TONGUES BE CHANNELS OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR OUR NEIGHBORS.

God's love has healed the massive wound of this tree and He can do the same for your wounded self-esteem (Our gossips are like the scars inflicted on the bark of this tree.)

 

LET OUR TONGUES BE CHANNELS OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR OUR NEIGHBORS.
“We all make mistakes in all kinds of ways, but the man who can claim that he never says the wrong thing  can consider himself perfect, for if he can control his tongue, he can control every other part of his personality!”

James 3:2
It is so hard control our tongues because most human beings love gossips.
The following poem provides lots of food for thought regarding the way we exercise our tongues. Dropping a careless hurtful word about someone’s life can have far-reaching ugly effects on that person’s life. But if we say something kind or encouraging about somebody, it will also have a positive impact of that person’s life. The choice is ours because only we ourselves can control our tongues! Ponder on the significance of this poem,
Drop a Pebble in the Water” by James W. Foley

Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
Spreading, spreading from the centre,
Flowing to the sea
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the centre as they go
And there is no way to stop them, once you’ve started them to flow.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget;
But there’s gladness still a-swelling, and there’s joy a-circling yet,
And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard.
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.

(Adapted from “God’s Little Devotional Book”)