“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.” I do not think I have ever seen this verse carved in a wood plaque or declared as someone’s favorite verse. How would the world be different if Christians and Christian leaders exercised self-control over their mouths? Have I been gossiping recently? Who have I hurt? Do I need to seek forgiveness? Forgive me Lord, for being so quick to talk about others and so slow to hear you voice through others to me.