summer study looking into the power of words. We frequently talk through the importance of choosing words carefully.
It is a lesson that takes a lifetime to learn.
I live in a bubble of sorts. I surround myself with caring women and genuine friends. Nevertheless, I was recently reminded of the destruction gossip can bring.
I stood at a table of used textbooks and chatted with two acquaintances. Both claim to be Christian women. Neither had an excuse for what came out of their mouths as I browsed their wares.
They spoke of a mutual friend, not caring that I was standing within earshot. Grumbling about insensitivity and other annoyances they found in her.
What is it about women and gossip?
It's about power.
It's about tearing another down to make myself look better or justify my feelings.
It leaves a path of destruction on the character of the one speaking.
Oh that I may learn to choose my words carefully.