Under the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is called the Whispering Gallery. I found the reason for its name online: “the name comes from the fact that a person who whispers facing the wall on one side can be clearly heard on the other, since the sound is carried perfectly around the vast curve of the dome.”

In other words, you and your friend could sit on opposite sides of the great cathedral and carry on a conversation without having to speak above a whisper.

While that might be an interesting fact to know about St. Paul’s Cathedral, it can also be a warning to us. What we say about others in secret can travel just as easily as whispers travel around that gallery. And not only can our gossip travel far and wide, but it often causes a lot of hurt along the way.

Perhaps this is why the Bible warns us about the way we speak. The book of proverbs tells us, “Too much talk leads to Sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut”

When we want to gossip and talk about others behind their backs, we are better off saying nothing at all. Our words could do a lot of damage, but our silence will stop gossip in its tracks.


Published by johnranjit

Lifestyle Blogger

6 thoughts on “WHISPERS

  1. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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