I’ve been around Christians who don’t have anything good to say about anything or anyone. All they do is criticize this person or that person. I’ll have to be honest with you, I’ve done exactly the same thing! It’s easy to get together for a meal and have a discussion about someone over lunch or dinner.
When I preach in churches across the US I always tell people that it’s sin to leave church and go home and have preacher for dinner. I tell them they should pray for the preacher if they don’t agree with what he says! In the same way we should pray for those who rub us the wrong way, hurts our feelings, or tries to use us for selfish gain. We should pray for those who engage in filthy conversation around the water cooler instead of joining in!
Gossiping about someone only belittles that person and in reality makes the one gossiping look down right foolish. We as Christians should be building others up and not trying to destroy them with a loose tongue! If this describes you, let me say this, reel it in and get control of that thang!
Matthew 5:43 – 45 says, “You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”