Great Tongues of Fire

Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on fire, itself set on fire by Gehenna.  James 3:5-6

Giving up sarcasm for Lent, as I did a few years ago, made conversation very difficult for this snarky gal.  Dr. Tom Neal has a weapon for fighting a fiery tongue. Silence:

So here it goes: A 40 day fast from all complaining that is not absolutely required by justice or charity.

Or as my Mom used to say, If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.

So there.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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2 Responses to Great Tongues of Fire

  1. SR says:

    Thanks for post and some great advice. This is something I am trying to get out of my life this Lent. God Bless, SR

  2. Silence wow that is going to be a hard one so I think this must be the one for me this Lent. I was struggling to find my fast. I will not kibbitz.

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