Dealing with the gossip
Do not think that they love you these people who tell you things that make you feel sadness and hate against another person; even if these things seem truthful to you. What you need to do is to avoid these people like they are deadly snakes, so not only they will stop accusing other people to you, but you will also free your soul from all this badness.
St. Maximus the Confessor, Fourth 100 chapters regarding love, Filokalia
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou