Slanders, Sayings and Secrets

Slanders, sayings and secrets,

to which the majority there is great doubt.

There are many ways to react to these,

to the gossiper who loves to tout.

But when secondhand tales come your way

be wise and shout off the spout.

Because a day is coming when the happy dish

will be exchanged with a solemn pout.

For when judgment comes that quiet subject

will be made known with a loud shout.

Slanders, sayings and secrets,

there are better things to talk about.

In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.” (Luke 12:1-3 NKJV)