Monday, January 05, 2015
"The Sins That Come From Being a Busybody... "
On the Archdiocese of Washington website, Msgr. Charles Pope opens his posting with this:
"The term 'busybody' usually refers to one who is intent on the matters of others but looks little to his own issues. Busybodies also tend to focus especially on the faults, foibles, and troubles of other folks. Seldom are they chattering away about good news related to other people; more often it is the scurrilous and scandalous that occupy their minds.
Merriam-Webster online defines a busybody as 'a person who is too interested in the private lives of other people.' It is a form of sinful curiosity."