12 October, 2010

quiet time

"Talkativeness is the throne of vainglory, on which it loves to show itself and make a display. Talkativeness is a sign of ignorance, a door to slander, a guide to jesting, a< servant of falsehood, the ruin of godly conviction, a creator and summoner of hopelessness, a precursor of sleep, the dissipation of recollection, the

abolition of watchfulness, the cooling of zeal, the darkening of prayer."
~St. John Climacus

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