Of Avoiding Many Words

(From The  Imitation of Christ)

Oftentimes I could wish that I had held my peace when I have spoken, and that I had not been in company.

The cause why we so willingly talk is for that by discoursing one with another we seek to receive comfort one of another, and desire to ease our mind wearied with many thoughts.

If it be lawful and expedient for thee to speak, speak those things that may edify.

With Love,

Suzi

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