It is said that gossip is another form of murder. It's character assassination! Which is the same as murder. When I gossip I am trying to convince someone that you are bad and that I am good. It leaves the person your talking about defenseless because they are not there to defend themselves.
Today I was invited to breakfast with two other people and they continuously gossiped about others but I was just as guilty because I said nothing to subside or eliminate the gossip. I never tried to change the conversation or say I don't want to participate in this conversation I just listened.
I feel bad! I discovered that not saying anything is just the same as participating. I didn't know the young man they were talking about but I didn't have to all I had to say is I don't want to talk about so and so or I don't want that in my spirit.
It's o.k. God will always give you another opportunity to do the right thing.