Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Eschatology of Gossip

Gossip seems overwhelming.

The more I study it, write about it, and talk about gossip, the more it seems inevitable and unstoppable.

Gossip is ubiquitous.  It's going to happen.

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Trying to resist gossip on a grand scale, feels like standing on the beach and talking the surf into stopping.  It's not going to happen.

And yet...isn't that what Christians are?  Those who go against the tide?  People whose life flows in a different direction than the world's.

And we do that, knowing that there is coming a day when the glory of the Lord covers the earth like the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14) and when there is no sea (Rev 21:1)--meaning that there will be no chaotic, over-powering evil. 

No more being overwhelmed.

No more gossip. 

Because there will no longer be any bad news!

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.