If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French philosopher)

Pascal’s observation is not very encouraging, is it? Could what he thought of 17th century society be true in the 21st? It may be true that we wouldn’t want our private thoughts and opinions of others to be made public, but surely, we don’t have evil thoughts about everyone, do we? It would be so much better to learn to think positively of others and share only those thoughts.

Don’t speak evil against each other (James 4:11). Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25).