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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.

"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."
Thomas á Kempis

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"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
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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