Sunday, January 06, 2008

Who Am I?

I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless; they cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody's friend.

Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and ruin marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief. I make headlines, headaches and heartaches I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses.

WHO AM I? ... I AM CALLED GOSSIP. I come in many forms: Church gossip, Office gossip, Shop gossip, Party gossip Telephone gossip and Online gossip. I make headlines and headaches. Before you repeat a story, ask yourself, is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary? If not, SHUT UP.


T blog said...

i heard that flowers die in some seasons and live in others.

Grandma of Many said...

Kenny, once again, thank you for such an amazing sermon on the 6th Commandment and the relationship to gossip. Boy, do we have to be reminded on a regular basis but now I see how critical it is. May we be encouraging to one another. Love, Mom