The Daily Prayer
SUNDAY, March 22, 2020
Benedict of Nursia, sixth-century father of communal monasticism, wrote, “How much more important it is to refrain from evil speech, remembering what such sins bring down on us in punishment. In fact so important is it to cultivate silence. After all, it is written in scripture that one who never stops talking cannot avoid falling into sin. Another text in the same book reminds us that the tongue holds the key to death and life.”
Lord, may our prayers be found in our actions today as much as they are found in these words. Amen.