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72. Injustice in Words: Reviling

1. Reviling is dishonoring a person by words or deeds, butmost commonly by words.

2. When it meets its definition fully, reviling is a sinagainst justice, and is, in its kind or genus, a serioussin.

3. We are sometimes required to submit in silence toreviling; this is so especially when our silence is for the good ofothers. And sometimes, for the sake of the reviler himself and forthose who overhear his evil words, we are obliged to make answer,and thus withstand the reviling.

4. The easiest way for a person to take revenge for realor supposed injury is by using angry words. Therefore, anger is afruitful source of reviling.

"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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