David Cameron has been criticised for telling MP Angela Eagle to "calm down, dear". Labour accused him of being a sexist bully.
When Mr. Cameron called Ed Balls "the most annoying person in modern politics", no one accused him of anything.
So when is a jibe just a light-hearted joke, and when is it bullying discrimination?
Would you rather receive scathing remarks, or subtly belittling comments?
I have to remind myself sometimes that one of the fruits of the Spirit is gentleness. Jesus certainly scathed on some occasions, but there's no stories I can think of where Jesus jibed. So the essential difference, IMO, is between a put-down, and a rebuke.
We're often too eager to dish out the former, and too timid to offer the latter.