Choosing our words

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Anyone that knows me knows I swear. I don’t know why I do, but I’ve really got to work on this bad habit of mine. And this, too. 

That we must choose our words in a wise and Christian manner:

Every harsh and contentious word is but training for strife on a larger scale. And just as we mold our children’s character from infancy, so that they will turn from immoral behavior, so too – in dealing with words – we must not adopt an ignorant and rash manner when small issues are involved; so as not to make it a habit in greater ones. It is easier to hold out against a vice from the very start, and avoid its assault, than to beat it back and gain the upper hand against its advances…”

– Saint Gregory the Theologian

Wish me luck.

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