Sunday, 25 July 2010

...of the Greek Variety

Saint Clement of Alexandria:

''A chatterer is like an old boot. When all the rest has been used up, there is only the tongue left and that hurts the chatterer more than anyone else.''

Comment: He that controls the tongue must be a perfect man. Speech and human communication is a great gift from God, and like all goods must be ordered and applied correctly. Yet, who has not sinned with his tongue? Who has not cast down a brother with a thoughtless remark, caused scandal with some pathetic joke or torn down through reporting ill of others?

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