Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: True Peace 2

Abba Joseph asked Abba Nisteros, "What should I do about my tongue, for I cannot control it?" The old man said to him, "When you speak, do you find peace?" He replied, "No." The old man said to him, "If you do not find peace, why do you speak? Be silent, and when a conversation takes place, prefer to listen rather to talk."

I wonder how helpful Joseph found this. His question sounds like he is asking for practical advice, and instead what he received was about a change of the heart.


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