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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.

"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God."
St Philip Neri

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"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."
The Cure D'Ars

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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