Posted by: Yvonne | August 27, 2010

How to stop church gossip

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business Several members wanted to confront her but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.

She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there WOULD CERTAINLY KNOW WHAT HE WAS UP TO !

Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house … walked home … .and left it there all night.

(You gotta love Frank!)

~from The e-letter of Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.

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