Thursday, April 24, 2014

So Insidious an Evil

how surely does it
disrupt harmony
and ruin peace!
Like the moth,
it consumes
quickly and quietly,
before the damage
is perceived.
May our dear Lord
preserve us from
so insidious an evil
as a critical tongue!'

(from Fervorinos From Galilee's Hills, 
compiled by a Religious, Pelligrini, Australia, 1936, p. 113)

Painting:  William Merritt Chase


  1. amen Nancy. I have thought the same thing myself but as usual your quotes are better.

  2. Thank you, Sarah and Anabelle. The quotes are from such holy sources.... I just get to savor and share them :)! And often to be deeply challenged by them, thanks be to God.