The Wisdom of the Church

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Sometimes during an office of the Liturgy of the Hours or Mass, there’s a reading that, frankly, seems not in the least applicable to your life, but sometimes, St. Paul, the Holy Spirit–someone–is trying to get your attention.

From this morning’s Morning Prayer, a reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians:

Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, all passion and anger, harsh words, slander, and malice of every kind. In place of these, be kind to one another, compassionate, and mutually forgiving, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.






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