Gossip is so common and is so easily done that those who do it (myself of course included) don't understand the evil that is committed towards others, until of course they are the victims. We are all powerless before back stabbing, gossip and talk that can ruin us. Evil said spreads easily, it can't be stopped.... it is to entertaining for the ears to hear and gives the drug of being self righteous. All my life I have struggled with my tendency to let loose about someone, at times I am able to stop, at other times to my shame I fail.
It is funny how easily I can look around the log in my own eye and see the tiny splinter in the eye of another.