It is an amazing thing that believers can talk about other members of the body, and never count it gossip, and never realize that it is a dismembering of the body of Christ.  We are members of Christ’s Body!  We must treat each other as if each one is Christ himself.  If the pastor or other church member were your own child, father, or mother, would you speak about them differently than you do now?  The body of Christ is sacred.

“But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.” Galatians 5:15 (NASB)