Monday in the Octave of Easter
Gossiping may seem very innocent, but in reality, it can bring huge consequences. What is gossip? When you look it up in the dictionary it will tell you that gossip is “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.” Our Lord Jesus Christ has been risen, but many don’t want to hear about that and will even do everything they can do to stop others from spreading that great news. They will tell the world or anybody who will listen to them, that this message is not true, that someone just took Jesus’s body, that there is no evidence of His resurrection, and so on. “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’ The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day.” Because of that gossip, because of spreading untrue information about Jesus’ resurrection up to this day, many don’t believe. We, Christians, we are called to always tell the truth, because lying and gossiping may have a tremendous impact on others.