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The Mouth as a Lethal Weapon

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Detraction, Gossip, Patti Armstrong

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.” (Matthew 10:28). A gun or knife can... 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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