It is written; A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. ( Proverbs 20:19 *NIV ) Unfortunately, almost every Church has a gossip one must deal with. Sadly to say sometimes they even run new members off. They should remember that our Savior, Jesus Christ said, "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. ( Luke 6:37 ) Therefore today's message is about the way a new Church member handled the Church gossip. This was sent to me , and I hope it will make you laugh as it did me. Subject: Church Gossip Sarah, the Church gossip and self-appointed arbiter of the Church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Now several members were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member of being an alcoholic, after she saw his pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She commented to George and others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing. However, George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just walked away. He didn't explain, defend or deny--he said nothing. However, how fitting it was that later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Sarah's house and left it there all night....... ___________________________ Have a Wonderful Weekend , and don't forget to attend your Church this weekend. Amen.