Listen and keep silent
“A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.”
Proverbs 11:13 NLT
The trustworthy is earned or lost. The trustworthy is cultivated or destroyed. The trustworthy is a covenant.
Words can spoil or destroy trustworthy. Silence can make to win or cultivate trustworthy.
No one tells their own secrets as a gossip; on the contrary, the secrets are treated with the strictest confidence.
The gossip intended to disguise his disloyalty as a something positive, but at the end it only produces destruction.
“I tell you in order that we can pray for this person” or “I tell you because I’m worried about this person”, are words used as a preamble for the gossip.
The trustworthy person knows that for who is looking for him/her, listening and keep silence is more important than talking and disclose.
© David García Licona – December 2013