Choose a topic from Part 2B:

116. Quarreling

1. Quarreling is a disagreement between people, analtercation in words. When a person makes no effort to beagreeable, contradicts what people say, and gives occasion forbickering, he is quarrelsome. Quarreling is opposed to friendlinessor affability.

2. Quarreling seems to be a worse evil than flattery, forthe quarrelsome man causes displeasure and the flatterer tries toincrease pleasure. Yet sometimes flattery, by reason of the motivebehind it, is worse than quarreling.

"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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