This post I created, was so popular on my personal facebook page this week, that I must share it with all of you warriors of LOVE.
Truth is about more than being honest, it's about listening to what others say around you. To create love, surround yourself with love.
Laughing at the expense of another's humiliation, making up stories about assumptions that are made by sharing half-truths, any sharing that is NOT for the benefit and uplifting of another person...is for the opposite reason - to hurt them, to shame them, to humiliate them, to cause them loss. This does not create love, it destroys love.
Love is the answer to all things. If we love more, and care more, we will experience more love.
Here is the original post -
GOSSIP is ABUSE.
Friends, when you hear gossip, do not engage in it. Speak lovingly in private to the people involved, if you need to, but please remember no gossip is Truth...and one who gossips in public is no better than a vile predator. Let us go forward with LOVE.
"Everyone has experienced the harm of gossip before. Whether the people talking didn't mean direct harm, the result of gossip is always broken trust and hurt feelings. Gossip can be defined as information about the behavior or personal life of other people, often without the full truth revealed or known. God's Word warns us to stay away from people who gossip and to guard our words when we speak about others!
Scripture also uses the word slander which means making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. Slander can destroy someone's marriage, job, wealth, and family. The tongue has power and we must be careful with how use our words. The Bible tells us what words we should speak and which we should not. If you are struggling with gossip or know someone who gossips a lot, study theses Bible verses and choose to help put a stop to it"
Bible Verses About Gossip
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
Do not go about spreading slander among your people. “ ‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD.
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.