I get so caught up in it and I hate myself for it. I don’t want to listen. I don’t want to add to it. But when I hear lies or half-truths I nearly can’t stop myself either.
I removed a socio-pathic, lying, sticky-fingered, self-centered, gossip from my life last year. She has now resurfaced as a new member in my Church. She has become friends with my friends and has worked her way into the groups I participate in. Whenever I see her, I’m polite, I smile & say “hi”. But, knowing her to be a NOTORIOUS liar, and a compulsive gossip, I am concerned that she will lie about me to all of my friends there. I know I can’t say ANYTHING to ANYONE about this, but I am actually afraid of what she may say about me.
Okay, maybe she’s reformed, but I doubt it. When she said what she liked about this church, she said, “you can believe anything you want here, and it doesn’t matter.” Sounds like more of an indictment than the praise she intended.
Any good words of wisdom to help me keep my mouth shut when I’m dying to “set the record straight”?