The article? Or Joanne's comment?
Well, the article for one, but the fact that Ree Ree and JoAnne were hooraying the posting with multiple exclamation points made me think they were continuing their complaints about me from previous posts in an implicit way. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. It's okay anyway, I'm over it, no hard feelings.
As for the article, I think there are some good thoughts here, and I'm sure Mark's words are forged from experience -- I am sure he has had to deal a lot with wagging tongues spreading rumors and being negative toward him.
But I'm afraid that, ultimately, admonitions like this tend to make those that would otherwise make judgmental or derogatory comments about others simply do so with positive words that are code for criticism. The phrase "Bless his heart" comes to mind, but I know there is a tongue-in-cheek aspect to this that is genuinely positive.
It does damage to words that are meant to be "blessings" when those words stop meaning what they should mean. For example, reciting Bible verses in the guise of a blessing, when you really are condemning someone or implying that God is not on their side or are otherwise spiritually at fault. This can do grave damage, particularly to children, and I find it extremely offensive. As you know, I grew up with people quoting all sorts of verses as a way of clobbering me spiritually, but I learned what they were really doing, and I now know better. It is a way of saying, "God is on my side and not on yours." I do not believe this is what the Bible was meant for.