Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ready, Aim, Fire...

A few things have been bugging me this past week. I guess bugging is not the correct word, maybe concerning. Lately I have been hearing things about other people and sadly I have participated in some gossip. I know that this "sharing" has not been done out of a malicious intent to hurt but out of real concern. Unfortunately these snippits of concerned discussion don't paint a whole picture and people are making judgments, and what I mean by this is I have been making judgments, without being fully informed. I'm not saying that we need to get into one another's lives but that maybe if you are going to share some information be really sure that the person you are sharing with needs to know. If not don't pass it on. Its like we are putting the subjects before a firing squad and they don't even know it. So unless we are all prepared to walk around with our own "scarlet letters" or better yet targets on our backs, we need to stop firing our shots at people, one day they will back fire.

I am reminded of a statement someone said years ago in a gospel doctrine class "we never see where someone is aiming we only see where they are hitting."

3 comments:

Sariah said...

Thank you for the reminder. I know that I participate in gossip (under the pretense of "sharing information because I'm concerned") quite a bit, and it's something I've been struggling with and working on. I need to work harder, I know. Here is another reason why I want to be Alyson when I grow up. You are a great example to me.

Nicole said...

i am bad with this too. i like the qoute..never heard that one before.

Darcy Schack said...

Two words... Amen!!!! Amen!!!! Amen!!!!... ok maybe three words