I recently posted about some drama in our tiny neighborhood, and am sorry to report that it’s only gotten worse.
Today, a surveyor came to check a height pole that had previously been approved by the county. Whether or not the height is correct is beside the point — in all probability, it is lower than the allowed limit. That will be decided by mathematics.
What disturbs me is hearing that a group of neighbors decided to hang out in the street and on lawn chairs to eavesdrop and comment throughout this process to… do what? Intimidate the people who are building the home? Make the surveyor nervous? Register their disapproval of something without having all the facts?
Several were people who believe themselves to be devout Christians. I have to wonder: Is indulging in malicious gossip, spreading misinformation, and jealousy masquerading as “concern”, what Jesus would do?