Community Life

Some practice of common life is highly recommended to clerics; where it exists, it must be preserved as far as possible.

Canon 280

Sowing Discord. Lying.

There are six things which the Lord hates, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers. [Proverbs 6:16–19]

 

Despise Being Despised

“To obtain perfectly the gift of humility, four things are required: to despise the world, to despise no person, to despise one’s self, to despise being despised.”

— St. Philip Neri

Don’t lose your peace.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” – St. Francis de Sales

Take Heed

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. — Rev 21:8

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