Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Honor The Absent
I am reminded that when I avoid gossip I am accomplishing at least two things. One, I am putting the damper on false pride, that is, I am better than whoever is the topic of gossip. Two, I am honoring the absent. Some of the same people I honor when I am with them, I dishonor when away from them. And why do I think that my gossip type opinions are correct anyway? Why do I have to feel better about me by gossiping about someone else? None of this is healthy or productive. Could this be an eleventh commandment: Honor Thy Absent Person? Working on it.