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75. Injustice in Words: Derision

1. Derision is "making fun of a person." It is"laughing a person to scorn." In its serious form, thatis, when it is not a mere bit of banter, or a light joke, it seeksto shame a man.

2. Derision, when it is a jest or half-jest, may be only aslight offense and a venial sin, or perhaps no sin at all. But inits full character, as a serious and unjust attempt to bring shameon a person, derision is a mortal sin. It seems that derision, as agrave sin, is more evil than reviling.

"Obedience is a short cut to perfection."
St Philip Neri

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"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."
St Philip Neri

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