A good friend who is also my Pastor is doing a series on “Living The Moral Life.” The article below is number 41 in this series. This particular talk is on gossip. I wish I could say that I have never been guilty of that particular sin. It seems that gossip today is more prevalent than it was when I was younger. Maybe that’s just selective remembering on my part. I think what I like so much about this article is Pastor Timothy Barr is not just giving us his opinion, he gives many biblical examples of why we should not be guilty of this particular sin. I know I am going to take this article close to my heart, and especially as we move into the Lenten season I am going to make more of an effort to hold my tongue. Please enjoy this article.
Living the Moral Life: Unforgiveness
A tell-tale sign that one has not forgiven is gossip. In fact, it produces unforgiveness in others. So not only does it condition the self to not forgive, but encourages others to fall into the same sin. It seems to be the favorite American pastime. But first, to help motivate us not to gossip, we need to understand why it is so wicked. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Frank J. Munda- 2-7-2016 – Often people will ask this most important question: Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It’s a good question Do you have the right answer? Is the answer yes? By the very nature of someone accepting Jesus into their life we all have varying degrees of relationship with our Lord.
If you profess to be Christian the question is, what does it mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus? I came from a background that might seem strange to some; that is we were Catholic on my Father’s side of the family and Protestant on my Mother’s side. My Mom and Dad had four sons and I was the third born. My mother had a lovely singing voice and loved the old Protestant hymns. When we were small, often at night my Mom would sing the beautiful old Protestant hymns to us. “The Old Rugged Cross” was one of my favorites. Of course when I was real small I did not understand this Protestant – Catholic thing. As I grew up unfortunately the differences became more clear to me. My favorite aunt was a Baptist Christian. She was a good and kind person and I know she loved me as her nephew, but I had difficulty understanding how she could hate my Catholic faith. When my young wife and I had an opportunity to purchase our first home, it was my aunt who gave us the down payment. In her own way she had a relationship with Jesus; she was a good, kind and loving person to those around her. The only thing that I truly could not understand is how she could love Jesus, and yet take such a strong anti-Catholic position. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – 7-17-2014 –Intro by Staff – Gossip has been a problem for hundreds of years and it hasn’t improved over time. Idle gossip hurts the good name of the one at the center of the tale and it also hurts the person who promotes such calumny to others by placing them in a state of sin. It benefits no one and harms all in contact with it. At one time or another I’m sure we have all been guilty of this but we must try to curb our tongue. It is said the pen is mightier that the sword and that may well be true, but gossip stabs the heart of so many. Perhaps we should all try harder not to spread idle rumors or incorrect opinions to others. Continue reading →