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HOW TO QUENCH CHURCH GOSSIP MOST EFFECTIVELY

11 Feb

A servant said to his master, who was a good village curate: “Did you observe the attitude of such and such a man in church, the weary manner of another, the inattention of…”

“Yes, I observed it,” interrupted the good priest, with a calm smile, “and I tried to be more fervent than usual to-day, in order that God, whilst paying attention to my prayer, might perceive less the faults of those poor people.”

Behold what kind hearts do when they see the failings of their neighbours.

– From: Golden Grains, Eighth Edition, H.M. Gill and Son, Dublin, 1889

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