"It's just a little harmless gossip." Jesus reminds us that gossip is neither little or harmless. Its consequences are huge and its damage horrible. Instead, it is much better to be a peacemaker and an offense mender.
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
— Proverbs 17:9
Dear Lord, we confess that we are often more a peace lover than a peacemaker. Give us the character not to repeat gossip and instead have the wisdom and strength to be an offense mender. In Jesus name. Amen.
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