We have all been victims of this before - people speaking behind our backs and not in a nice way. Dare I say, we have probably done the same thing. It is hard to accept when people do it to us, so we should learn to 'hold our tongues' when the opportunity arises to speak about others.
Gossip can destroy relationships, families, schools, churches. I guess Solomon had to endure his fair share of this, as he wrote a lot about it. See what he says in this verse:
Proverbs 20:19 - A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
Jesus experienced this so many times and his attitude was always one of forgiveness. Perhaps you and I should learn to forgive those who "gossip" about us?
Living in Grace