“Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”
Some people like the pleasure of repeatedly talking about the mistaken ones. Accordingly, the Word said it right with Proverbs 11:12-13 by saying, “Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Sometimes we just lose it, slips like an eel.
We don’t have to be the people we hate nor do we have to tell others about their flaws. A personal rebuke will be essential enough to warn our sisters. Nah, we don’t need to push them down deeper by spreading rumors & more gossips. Stop feasting.
What To Do?
Five points I’ve learnt lately:
- If it doesn’t concern you, better keep your lips sealed. Only get involve through an enlightening discussion. Keep your lips clean, unless you think you can help in the reconciliation of the involved.
- If it extremely concerns you, think your decisions calmly and thorough. Don’t go unchecked. Be certain with your words. Strive to be gentle.
- Rebuke with openness. Be the older gal who will choose to understand before of pressing fair judgments. People already learn from mistaking even without us misunderstanding half of the problem.
- Look at all the angles, read them with discernment. Consider the circumstances when giving your advice.
- Above all, respect, be sincere, nice and wise.
Sisterhood is universal – be friends with no certain age. Learning still with life but this is what I leave you for now, sisters. So long.