Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Silence is the Greatest Lesson
How wonderful is the silence of Christ in the Tabernacle.
Silence is the greatest lesson ever preached.
- Silence under irritation
- Silence under criticism
- Silence under disappointment
- Silence when rebuffed
- Silence under ingratitude
- Silence under jealousy in oneself
- Silence under the jealousy of others
- Silence under disloyalty
- Silence when self-pleased
- Silence in sorrows of all kinds
No practice seems of more value than silence.
It gives the impression of latent force.
It wins confidence.
It secures deference.
A judicious reserve clothes a person with an air of mystery,
often the most interesting aspect of personality.
Silence has also a positive quality in forebearance.
There are forbearances of speech that constitute most effective replies;
which work persuasion that a torrent of eloquence cannot accomplish.
Via The Cukiersky Family Apostolate, found here.
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