Have you ever heard anyone gossip about someone you know? “Well, I heard that she. . .” “Oh, but didn’t you know that he. . .” Then all of a sudden it’s your turn. What do you have to say? Here’s what love says: 1 Peter 4:8 says “Love covers a multitude of sins.” Love doesn’t expose. It doesn’t gossip. If love says anything, it speaks words of protection.
Do you know anyone who needs protection? Of course you do. Then give some. Pay a gas bill for a struggling elderly couple. Make sure your divorced friends are invited to parties. Promise your kids that, God being your helper, they will never know a hungry day or a homeless night. In Matthew 25:4 Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me!”
From A Love Worth Giving