Jesus goes outside, leaving a group of disgruntled Pharisees and experts of the law behind Him. He speaks to His disciples, giving them a warning:
Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hideen that will not be made know. What you have said in the dark will be heard in daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:1-3
Today you are invited to consider the conversations you have in closed rooms, in hushed voices, behind your hand. Who are you talking to? What are you talking about? How often do you take part in gossip? How will you feel when such conversations are brought into the daylight or proclaimed from the roofs? How does this verse change the way you think about those hidden conversations? What is God saying to you about how to change your subject matter, the people you speak with, and the things you say? What help do you need from God to alter the way you talk behind closed doors?
May God bless you with a clear conscience as you confess and repent of any gossip you may have spoken or listened to recently.