Here is a resolution for 2013 – speak nothing bad about anyone else. Not with family, not with friends – not about family, not about friends.
We have heard it for years and years – “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” But – let’s be honest – most of us don’t do this. Someone has hurt us, or some piece of gossip was just too good to not pass on – and so we feel the right to tell someone else. When we tell others, OUR status goes up – because we have information, and we feel special. We tell a story about some wrong that someone has done – and we are always the hero or victim – we seem to forget the wrong we did as we tell the story.
Let’s try this together – speak nothing bad about anyone else. It will drive us to prayer as we pour out our frustrations to God alone.