Gossip is a thief.  It steals from the person who is its object. It steals from the person who spreads the gossip and it steals from the person who listens to it. Gossip is a murderer. It kills reputations. Stay away from gossip. Nothing ever good comes from gossip. How would you feel if the story you just heard was about you, your spouse, your son or daughter or your mother? Read, Words that Kill; Words that Heal. Gossip is one of the most costly problems in the workplace, churches and interpersonal relationships.