Thursday, June 16, 2011

Is it gossip or Human Interest stories that you share?

In this “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston, from May 2009, she has two ladies sitting at the table chatting over a cup of Coffee. One, Anne says, “So, how’s Connie these days? Still depressed? Still manhunting? “Her friend Ely replies sharply, “Well, Anne – Connie is a close friend and I could never talk about her behind her back. I hate gossip! I refuse to be a Gossip! Then concludes chirpily, “But if you call it human interest, I’ll tell you everything!”
Now there are some things in the name of human interest that one can and sometimes even should, share with the appropriate people. Yes, Human interest is one thing, but gossip is another and none of us, whether Christian or non-Christian, should be involved in spreading Gossip let alone making it up.
So today’s reflection for you, is for you to ask and answer the question of how much of what you say is really Human Interest, as opposed to gossip of any form, shape or size, no matter what you now call it? Again over to you for your reflection please.

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