Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Priest (1581 – 1660)

gracelinesheader “When we are discussing things which it is goodwords1 (1) and proper to talk about we should hold back any details which would not be for God’s glory, or which could harm some other person, or which would make us foolishly smug. In actual practice this virtue is about choosing the right way to do things.”                                                                                                            ~St. Vincent de Paul
For Reflection:
Calumny, detraction, slander – three ways I can sin against my neighbor with my words. Taking an honest look, have I been guilty of any of these in the last 24 hours? In the last week? In the last month? I will confess this sin and actively pursue ways to tame my tongue.

gracelinefeature In Conversation with God Vol 5 – b1156 Ordinary Time: Wks 24-34
Francis Fernandez-Carvajal
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23.1 We should not become discouraged at the sight of our defects. the Lord has taken them into account. He wants us to make the effort to overcome them.
 As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem. Upon his entering a Samaritan village the people would not receive him because He was making for Jerusalem…The Lord takes no action against the Samaritans for their inhospitable behaviour…The Lord takes advantage of this opportunity to teach his disciples to be understanding towards everyone, even towards those who do not understand them.

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