The Promise we are going to do today is what we do everyday knowingly and unknowingly – Gossiping about people around us.
We complain the shortcomings of people nearby to others. It gets bit exaggerated and goes to one set of people who spread it to another set and so on. Every time the intensity of exaggeration increases exponentially. Finally the person is completely portrayed a bad one.
Though we are not the one to have portrayed the person a bad one, we are the one who started it. A single matchstick flame can burn a whole forest to ashes. Though we can douse the flames, the burnt trees cannot be brought back. This is what happens when we gossip too. Though we feel for it and seek forgiveness the damage is done.
Also just think of one thing. If you are sick, will you go to a doctor to get medicine to get better or go to a Cop to investigate the reason for it? Similarly when you have a problem with a person on his behavior or action we should directly deal with that person rather than gossip with others.
A small excerpt from the Bible. 2 Timothy 2:16 says,
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
There is a big collateral advantage of doing this too. We will also become a better person. So let’s make this promise today. Never Gossip about anyone ever.