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The Mouth as a Lethal Weapon


We have all done it–said too much or said the wrong thing and regretted it later. Too often, opening our mouths releases gossip, complaints, or destructive words. Our tongue is a concealed weapon–the most lethal. “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matt 10:28). A gun or knife can wound... Read More

Struggling with impatience… What can I do?

April 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Virtue


Dear Father John, I have been working on my spiritual life for a long time. But no matter how much I work on it, I find myself falling into impatience again and again. I try and try, but can’t seem to be patient. What am I doing wrong? You will not like the answer to this question, but I will try to answer it anyway. There are two things you may be doing wrong – or you may be doing both of... Read More

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