Giving up the gossip habit

I recently came across this interpretation of a Bible verse, which shed new light on some familiar words: “A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it!” (James 3:5, Eugene Peterson, The Message).

This verse became especially meaningful to me when I realized gossip had been slipping into my daily interactions with coworkers, friends, and family. I began to pray in earnest to let go of the temptation to gossip and to be led to better conversations. 

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