Skip to comments.Gossip is like slapping Jesus, Pope asserts
Posted on 05/19/2013 2:33:42 PM PDT by NYer
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My grandmother used to say “If you can’t say something nice about a person, come sit next to me”
I wouldn’t sit next to her.
My comment is coming from a historical perspective, not a personal one.
I think I should maybe make it clear that my comment was not based off of that reason.
Getting older, I am finding it easier to admit faults and sins, even to be told by hypocrites that I have them. No problem there. It’s rather helpful, whomever God has to do it. I am reminded of the Biblical account of Shimei, the son of Gera, who cursed and cast stones upon king David and his company. I will never forget David’s response. It was the right attitude to have. God can use anyone to correct us, if we need correcting, even a hypocrite.
No man is my moral teacher. God is.
“...OK to say nice things about someone behind their back...”
This may be too purist, yet I get nervous when I think of people talking behind my back saying either good or bad things. I am uneasy when others feel they can judge me - a positive statement about someone else is a judgement in its own way. I try not to discuss other at all, although I fail at this, being human. This is just my perspective.
Welcome to FR, Honey.
Disinformation, defamation and slander -— and, in the case of the Obama administration, lies, spin and obfuscation-— are tactics that work for a time. But not with moral validity, and not for long.
How does God teach you?
Does this mean that you do not accept religious instruction from any pastor, minister, priest, or other person who is closer to the Lord than you are? Or is it just that you do not grant that the Pope might have wisdom and veracity to offer on moral topics?
OK, next time someone says about you, “Isn’t that Stonehouse just the sweetest thing?” I’ll just keep my mouth-I won’t say, as I might, “Yes she is, and she’s talented too.” :-)
The country preacher was preaching up a storm, and he noticed that in the first part of his sermon, the old ladies were nodding and murmuring "Amen," but in the last half of the sermon their smiles were slowly replaced by scowls.
So, after the service, he asked one of the ladies how she liked his talk.
"Well," says she, "When you was a-testifying against cussin', fightin', an' drinkin', you was really anointed by the Holy Spirit. That was some g-o-o-o-o-d preachin.' But later on, when you commenced to talkin' against gossip, scoldin', and back-bitin', well, Reverend, we all figgered you done left off preachin' and commenced to meddlin'!"
“Peter became nosy, “
As I was listening to the reading yesterday at Mass, I got to wondering why John was following Peter and Jesus? Was John also being nosy?
Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, Master, who is the one who will betray you? Jn 21:20
Oh My Gawd. Hadn’t heard that one in over 20 years.
I was thinking about FUD tactics in business and war, as well shaping opinion socially.
It doesn’t have to be denigrating, belittling or marginalizing it can be constructive.
I feel if you gossiping and passing judgement you ain’t right.
If you are gossiping and discussing how to improve a condition, then it’s valid.
Gee, you know, Ol Bob has taken to drinking now in the middle of the day and it’s affecting him and his family. We should have a little talk with him.
How does he not.
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