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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.

"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri

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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"God speaks to us without ceasing by his good inspirations."
The Cure D'Ars

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