Mirky Waters

“The love of talk distracts all the powers of our soul from God, and fills them with earthly objects and impressions like a vessel of water which cannot be clear and settled while you are continually stirring the earthly particles from the bottom.”

                                                                       -St.Elizabeth Ann Seton


For Reflection:

The powers of the soul are will, reason, and emotion. How can the “love of talk” draw these away from God? To what extent have I seen this to be true in myself? What practical strategies can I use to mortify myself of this tendency? (See tomorrow’s Graceline to see how silence leads to wisdom.)


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