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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.

"Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it."
St Philip Neri

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"Lord, here burn, here cut, and dry up in me all that hinders me from going to You, that You may spare me in eternity."
St Louis Bertrand

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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