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WEDNESDAY, October 26

Ecclesiasticus 28:16 Those who pay heed to slander will not find rest, nor will they settle down in peace.

Unfortunately, many people find slanderous reports entertaining and fulfilling—titillating, even. Juicy gossip seems to satisfy a deep hunger in us—either to believe that we are better than others or to relish the embarrassing dramas of famous or infamous people. With the advent of social media, this kind of hard-heartedness has taken on a frightening uptick, revealing a vicious delight in celebrating shame, guilt, or “otherness.”


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