I was sitting here listening to my husband watching a video discussing how news can alter perception and behaviors. Just last night I was explaining to someone how gossip and rumors can taint a person’s view of another especially if coming from someone they may trust or love. The little birdy whispering in someone’s ear. Over time, they are little seeds planted that grow and can influence and even change the thoughts and perceptions of another. I remember learning about this many years ago in my psychology courses. And as time and experience has shown, it is very true.
It can alter a person’s viewpoint, memories, their feelings and ultimately change the dynamic of that person’s relationship. Maybe this is why the Bible is so hard on gossip and lying lips.