How Sharp Is Your Tongue?

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Whenever I speak of my neighbor, the tongue in my mouth is like a scalpel in the hands of a surgeon who wishes to cut between the nerves and the tendons.  The stroke I give must be neither more nor less than the truth.

(St. Frances de Sales from Introduction To The Devout Life)


  1. I always admire the people I know who never say anything bad about anyone else, no matter how reprehensible the person may be.

  2. Thanks for commenting Barbara. We can never take back the words we utter. God be merciful to us sinners!

  3. St. Francis de Sales was so wise. Thank you!

  4. Colleen

    He is a too often forgotten treasure! Thanks for commenting.


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