Saturday, July 9, 2011


There was a woman who was a gossip. After realizing that she had slandered someone, she went to her pastor and asked how she could fix the situation. The pastor said to her, “Get a pillow case and fill it with feathers.”

So the woman went away and got a pillow case and stuffed it with feathers.

She went back to her pastor and showed him the pillow case full of feathers and said, “Now what do I do?”

“Go to a rooftop and shake the feathers out.” The pastor said.

“Yes, and then what?” Said the woman, waiting eagerly.

“After you do that, go and find every feather and put it back in the pillow case.” The pastor said matter-of-factly.

“But pastor,” the woman said with astonishment, “that is impossible. There’s no way I can possibly find all those feathers. The wind will have blown them everywhere!”

The pastor looked at the woman and said,

“That is gossip.”

From the movie Doubt.

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