Psssst! Did you hear?

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You know the tell-tale signs. The whispers. The giggles. The way people look at you when you pass them in the halls. Yep: Gossip. It may not seem like a big deal when you’re doing the gossiping. But when the rumors are about you? It’s time for action—and prayer.

In this week’s roundtable, members of the Christian Science Organization at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, discuss how they’re thinking and praying about gossip. Bottom line: Be proactive. You don’t have to wait to be the victim of gossip—or a participant in the chatter—to make a spiritual difference.

Gordon: One thing I’ve thought about gossip is that it’s sort of sly. It seems like it’s something that everyone “just does.” But I think we can challenge that right from the start, and Mary Baker Eddy told us how when she wrote, “The time for thinkers has come” (Science and Health, p. vii).

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