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Chaplain's Thought for the Week Tongue of Fire Why do we all like to gossip? Why does personal intrigue spread like wild-fire? Gossip is dangerously virulent; it spreads quickly from host to listeners, and it rapidly mutates into Chinese Whispers Syndrome. By the time gossip has travelled the full length of the grapevine, the bitter fruit bears little relation to the root. Truth has become a half-truth and, therefore, an untruth. We all feel significant if we possess private information. However, cryptic knowledge does not, of itself, bring the admiration and respect of our peers – we only gain the kudos we crave if we share what we know and, consequently, we are regarded as important and powerful. That is why we find it so difficult to keep a secret; our egos are not massaged by confidentiality. The Apostle James wisely counselled: The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. (James 3.5 – N.I.V.)
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