Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Keep Silence When Reproved Unjustly

Keep Silence When Reproved Unjustly

Reflection: Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 26:63; 27:12; Mark 14:61; Luke 21:19; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 2:23; 3:9

When you are spoken to over harshly, or reproved unjustly, do not give way to the first emotion of anger, nor reply sharply, but keep silence, or speak humbly, or suffer with patience like your example Jesus, who was silent when they brought false witness against him, and when he was scourged, he did not murmur.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 – 1471)

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