Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ray Ortlund on Gossip (#2)

"Gossip is our dark moral fervor eagerly seeking gratification. Gossip makes us feel important and needed as we declare our judgments. It makes us feel included to know the inside scoop. It makes us feel powerful to cut someone else down to size, especially someone we are jealous of. It makes us feel righteous, even responsible, to pronounce someone else guilty. Gossip can feel good in multiple ways. But it is of the flesh, not of the Spirit."

- Ray Ortlund, Jr.

Read the whole article.  It's very worthwhile.