Pride and Pettiness (and the Gospel of Matthew)

There are in this world
people who gossip and
believe not in consequences

Care not of feelings
Worry not of redemption
I feel sorry for them

Living self-contained,
self-serving lives, not
penitent for own faults

Gossip is the stuff of
cowardice; direct talk is
the only right course.

If you love me, tell me
If you hate me, tell me
Don’t go behind my back

And remember, when you
point a finger at me, you
point three back at yourself

Matthew 18:15-16 says to
speak to the person directly
A tribute to righteous living

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil


Three Word Wednesday
gave us Penitent, Tribute, and Believe; ABC Wednesday is up to P. Also at Poets United, where there is never any backbiting or pettiness, just poetry!  Too many communities, not just Christian, are prone to gossip, to not speaking directly to the person they are mad at or have problems with. Just a reminder from The Word. Peace, Amy