"A while ago, I read a wise adage that urged everyone who speaks about another to first ask three questions: 'Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?' Only if the response is yes to all three should the person continue speaking."
Sr. Joyce Rupp, "Living Faith"
Lent begins tomorrow (I know, right? So soon?) And it is such a wonderful chance for us to change, not only our hearts, but our habits. When we read this at 4th day last week it rang out as such a concrete way to change our gossiping habits. It is so easy to chime into the gossip and get caught up in others' foibles and failures. That could be OUR biggest, most glaring failure! So, today is a good time to think about how we plan to draw closer to God during this Lent. How can we free ourselves up a bit, so that there is room for God in our minds, in our hearts, in our days. Can we free our tongues from the grip of the devil and ask these three questions before saying something about another? I'm sure hoping I can! Love and enjoy your Shrove Tuesday! heidi