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Fasting and Gossip

13 March 2010

Father Ernesto Obregon (Orthocuban) has a very good post on fasting and gossip here Gossip and justifications | OrthoCuban:

Do you fast?
Let the ears fast by not listening to evil talk and gossip.
For what good is it if we abstain from birds and fishes,
but bite and devour our brothers and sisters? (St. John Chrysostom).

He also gives some good guidelines on how to avoid gossip in circumstances like the following:

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  1. 13 March 2010 11:50 am

    Thanks, this made me laugh. I try to avoid gossip anyway, but will attempt greater mindfulness in this area.

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