OK, here's another thwarted thread. I have mixed feelings about Gossip... Is sharing a legitimate prayer request Gossip? In most cases I don't think so... In my View Gossip has a general secretive "I'd Never Do or Need That" inherent attitude... That is to say, the attitude of the heart of the person sharing is a big contributor to whether it is recieved as gossip or not... I am not sure if it has anything to do with whether the information is second hand or not... If I hear that 'x' has been injured in a car accident. 'x' goes to my church. And, I share with another that 'x' has been in a car accident... It is the 'feeling' I leave the other person with that matters... If I leave them with the feeling it was probably 'x's fault and he deserved it... I'd call that gossip... But, if I leave the other person with a concern for and an inclination to pray God's Hand of Love and Healing... I wouldn't call that gossip... Thoughts anyone? Mike Sr.