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74. Injustice in Words: Whispering

1. By whispering is meant talebearing, the spreading of gossipto the harm of a neighbor. A backbiter seeks to injure a man'sgood name;a talebearer seeks to stir up trouble, or to arousepeople to take action against another or others.

2. Talebearing or whispering is a greater sin than backbiting orreviling, for it seeks to rob a neighbor of his friends. Andfriends are a man's most precious external possessions.

"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."
St Philip Neri

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

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