"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis

Monday, August 15, 2011

A pastoral reflection for those, like myself, who have a blog

"Loquacity (talkativeness) mostly comes from a certain vainglory, which makes us think that we know a great deal and imagine our opinion on the subject of conversation to be the most satisfactory of all. So we experience an irresistible urge to speak out and in a stream of words, with many repetitions, to impress the same opinion in the hearts of others, thus foisting ourselves upon them as unbidden teachers and sometimes even dreaming of making pupils of men, who understand the subject much better than the teacher." (Unseen Warfare: as edited by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, and revised by Theophan the Recluse, Saint Vladimir Seminary Press, Ch. 25 On control of the tongue, pp. 143-4)

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