Monday, October 29, 2007

Great Quote!!

Malicious talk, therefore, is a serious and troublesome matter, for it is the sustenance and recreation of some people. You should not, however, accept empty hearsay, lest you become a receptacle for other people’s evils.

Keep your own soul unlettered. For, by accepting the foul-smelling garbage of words, you will introduce stains to your prayer through your thoughts, and without cause you will hate your associates.

- Life of Syncletica
Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life by Hugh Feiss.

From Sojourners Verse and Voice


  1. hilarious!

  2. my comment was intended for the post below re. the phone coversation... doh!

  3. No worries.
    It was a hilarious conversation.
    Her partner (June) just called yesterday after paging me 11 times on my mobile. Man...they are just tooo funny. Gotta do the show just to get more blogging material. ;-) Oh yeah, and that free dinner.