The Righteous Man Surprised by the Devil
Minding the business of others. - 2 Thessalonians 3
That verse is taken from tomorrow's second reading at Mass.
In much speaking there is no escape from sin.
The ninth degree of humilityElsewhere in Scripture the Holy Spirit says, "I will correct you by drawing your sins up before your eyes." When I expose the sins of others, shouldn't my own be exposed as well? How can I point out the sins of others when I have sinned so grievously myself?
is that a monk restrain his tongue and keep silence,
not speaking until he is questioned.
For the Scripture shows
that "in much speaking there is no escape from sin" (Prov. 10:19)
and that "the talkative man is not stable on the earth" (Ps. 139:12). - Rule of St. Benedict
Who? ... Am I? ... To judge?
Our Lord told St. Margaret of Cortona:
My daughter, I see more Pharisees among Christians than there were around Pilate.